VIDEO CLIP: Testing identifies the benefits of taewa - Scientists have tested the properties of 4 varieties of taewa. Here, Dr Jaspreet Singh from the Riddet Institute explains the benefits of taewa over the modern potato Nadine.
INFO SHEET - The benefits of taewa - Researchers at the Riddet Institute in Palmerston North have discovered that taewa have different attributes to modern potato varieties, which makes them useful for developing new food products.
TEACHER RESOURCES: Taewa (Māori potatoes) - Taewa are traditional potato varieties grown by early Māori settlers in New Zealand. Find out how researchers are now developing unique food products from taewa.
In this video clip, Carolyn Cairncross, a nutritionist with the New Zealand Nutrition Foundation, describes some of the key components that should be included in the adolescent diet. She also provides advice on healthy eating practices such as eating plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, keeping the body in a well hydrated state, not skipping meals and avoiding energy drinks high in caffeine.
NEWS STORY (2012) No nonsense list of foods - Consumers are often confused by misleading dietary claims made by food manufacturers. Researchers from the University of Otago in Christchurch have published a list of 49 foods that they describe as NEEDNT (non-essential, energy dense, nutritionally deficient) foods.
INFO SHEET - Functional foods - Functional food is any processed food claimed to have a health-promoting or disease-preventing property that goes beyond the basic macronutrient and micronutrient functions. Common examples are: omega-3 fish oil-enriched breads plant sterol and stannol-enriched margarines yoghurt enriched with probiotic bacteria calcium-enriched milk caffeine-enriched beverages like coffee.