The Healthy Food Guide TV Series is a brand new series that brings you the latest solid scientific evidence on all things food. Everything from how to be sugar smart, to how hormones could be sabotaging your weight-loss, whether it it’s wise to go gluten-free, how you power your brain for optimum health and more.
Carly Flynn, well-known NZ journalist, radio show host, health enthusiast and mum investigates all you need to know about the hottest food debates from expert scientists, doctors and food producers.
The series also follows the Parkinson family on their journey to get healthier and fitter to improve their lives and well-being. Star Healthy Food Guide nutritionist Claire Turnbull is challenging them to get real about transforming their health in just 5 months.
Dad, Jonny’s battle with type 2 diabetes is his biggest health crisis but it’s not his only one. Mum, Nicki wants to lose weight but has hit a weight loss slump despite working out three times a week. Nicki’s brother Tamati, is turning into a teenage couch potato and doesn’t know how to change. There’s also the kids, Indy and Lincoln, whose food allergies create curve balls for family meals. Then there’s French exchange student Jules, who might be rugby fit, but his nutrition knowledge is almost nil.
The Parkinsons need help and a lot of knowledge – and Claire has plenty of both to give. In this series to push them to their health and fitness goals, Claire is tackling everything from what and how the family eat, to growing their own, kids lunch ideas, healthy baking, healthy celebrations, and in between there’ll be new experiences to change their mindset about what healthy really means.
Each episode also includes nutrition charged, easy recipes by culinary expert Sam Campbell. Claire Turnbull’s in the kitchen discussing the nutritional elements as Sam cooks up a huge range of healthy dishes that don’t compromise the ‘yum’ factor.