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Anderson et al

For decades, dietary sodium intake in the United States has remained high, and few studies have examined strategies for maintaining recommended intakes.
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Association between dietary adherence, anthropometric measurements and blood pressure in an urban black population, South Africa

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Best practices in nutrition science to earn and keep the public’s trust

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Creamy chicken and broccoli bake

Create a deliciously creamy chicken dish in no time with the help of our Naturally Tasty recipe mix. Made with natural ingredients such as chives and paprika, our Naturally Tasty Creamy Chicken Bake recipe mix is full of flavour and free from artificial colours, preservatives and has no added MSG!
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Creating a better future – child nutrition

Adequate nutrition during pregnancy, infancy and early childhood is fundamental for child development; to be resistant to disease, to grow properly, to do well at school. The importance of a balanced diet and lifestyle for children to reach their full potential has been well recognised. Yet, effects of poor nutrition at young age are more and more understood to have lifelong implications. Promotion of exclusive breastfeeding from 0-6 months and continued breastfeeding with appropriate complementary feeding for up to 2 years is probably one of the most cost-effective nutrition habits to be endorsed. So to promote a healthy future during adult life, programmes to enjoy healthy eating as well as physical play need to commence as early as possible in life.
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Happiness and ice cream

What positive psychology tells us about ice cream and happiness…

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Is nutritional care a human right?

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More herbs and spices, more flavour and less salt

Flavouring with herbs and spices can help people eat better by making healthy food tastier. Each spoonful or pinch can help transform a dish so that there’s less need for salt.
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Paddle Pop Fun Food Meter

How does Ola Paddle Pop compare to other snacks and treats that are specifically formulated with children’s nutrition and diet in mind? Have a look at Ola’s Fun Food Meter (PDF 479.21 KB).

Perspective: total, added, or free? What kind of sugars should we be talking about?

There is consistent public guidance to limit sugars intakes. However, WHO recommendations are for “free” sugars, whereas some other guidance documents and public discussion focus on “added” sugars, and globally most food labeling states “total” sugars. Total sugars comprise all mono and disaccharides, regardless of source, whereas both added and free sugars exclude the sugars that naturally occur in dairy products and intact fruit and vegetables.

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Salt reduction to prevent hypertension

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Snapshot of diseases of lifestyle in South Africa

Lifestyle diseases or non-communicable diseases are those illnesses we can prevent by changing the way we live.

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Swap this for that infographic

Ingredient and dish substitutions can help transform many recipes into more nutritious versions, whilst adding more flavour to the foods you enjoy. Learn more about swap-outs to transform some of your favourite dishes.

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