Friday, 29 May 2020 10:58am
The health and safety of truck drivers and the impacts of evening television binge-watching will come under the spotlight in new University of Otago research being funded by the Health Research Council.
Wednesday, 22 April 2020 8:08pm
As other parts of our lives have shut down during lockdown, food has become increasingly important as a focus in our daily routine. Mary Spiers and Dr Claire Smith discuss some food-related challenges and offer simple advice.
Monday, 30 March 2020 10:32am
More than three quarters of New Zealand’s retail food waste is being saved from landfill, in stark contrast to Kiwi households, Otago researchers say.
Tuesday, 11 February 2020 1:21pm
Today’s International Day of Women and Girls in Science is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the Department of Human Nutrition’s three new Professors.
Wednesday, 15 January 2020 3:41pm
More than half of aged care residents are not eating enough and are missing out on essential vitamins and other nutrients despite being offered a variety of food, Otago research shows.
Tuesday, 10 December 2019 4:51pm
Thirty University of Otago academics have been promoted to the position of professor this year.
Tuesday, 16 July 2019 8:25pm
The University of Otago has created a new tradition – inviting doctoral students to ring the University bell when they submit the hard copy of their PhD - and it's proving popular.
Thursday, 27 June 2019 8:43am
Being given the opportunity to seek answers to questions that are “relevant to mums, dads and whanau,” is a great advantage of a receiving a Health Research Council (HRC) Grant, says Human Nutrition’s Associate Professor Anne-Louise Heath.
Thursday, 23 May 2019 11:50pm
We are what we eat, but what to eat can be a constant dilemma as we stand in supermarket aisles deciding which product to pop in our baskets.
Tuesday, 7 May 2019 9:55pm
Supporting Māori students during their time at Otago in a communally spirited environment is the driver for Sarahmarie Kuroko in her new role as Kaiāwhina for Sciences.
Monday, 25 March 2019 11:48am
As poor nutrition can negatively affect everything from bone to reproductive health, more attention needs to be paid to the specific nutritional needs of female athletes, a collaborative study from the University of Otago and University of Waikato argues.
Thursday, 7 February 2019 1:55pm
As dietary factors and obesity have taken over as the key causes of the global burden of disease, University of Otago nutrition experts say there’s a desperate need for a national nutrition survey to see what New Zealanders are eating, with the most recent survey a decade old.
Thursday, 31 January 2019 1:43pm
New research has once again put the University of Otago on the map, with global interest and widespread media coverage on a publication of the health benefits of dietary fibre and wholegrain intake.
Wednesday, 12 December 2018 2:45pm
Seventeen University of Otago academics have been promoted to the position of professor this year.
Monday, 15 October 2018 11:14am
They improve health, reduce the risk of heart disease, and can potentially make us leaner, but too many New Zealanders are shying away from nuts. University of Otago researchers are keen to crack this conundrum.
Wednesday, 19 September 2018 11:15am
A textbook co-authored by Otago Professor of Human Nutrition Jim Mann, has been named one of the best in the world by the British Medical Association (BMA).
Friday, 14 September 2018 9:56am
For the sixth time in seven years, the University of Otago has the top tertiary teacher in New Zealand.
Monday, 3 September 2018 9:54am
Unhealthy diet is the leading preventable risk for poor health in New Zealand. Diet-related diseases (and how we manage them) is becoming a pressing issue for the country.
Wednesday, 22 August 2018 10:15am
Human Nutrition News Item
Thursday, 16 August 2018 11:56am
Get off your bum and move around for two minutes every half hour, for the good of your health.
Thursday, 2 August 2018 12:35pm
An exceptionally creative (and slightly disgusting) cake has won the University’s inaugural Bake Your Thesis competition, held in the Law Faculty common room yesterday afternoon as part of the annual Otago Graduate Research Festival.
Monday, 23 July 2018 11:13am
Sore muscles and peak athletic performance do not mix. Otago researchers have found a common health supplement may solve the issue.
Tuesday, 19 June 2018 9:02am
The cost of buying healthy food in a weekly supermarket shop continues to grow, the latest New Zealand Food Cost Survey carried out by the University of Otago shows.
Friday, 25 May 2018 11:19am
Otago staff and postgraduate students are being offered a free nutritional ‘check-up’.
Monday, 21 May 2018 3:43pm
On a Friday night when many students are either hitting the books or taking a breather from studying, about 150 students gathered at St David’s Lecture Theatre to find out about Otago’s newest student-run association: the Otago University Nutrition Association.
Wednesday, 16 May 2018 10:24am
A call is being made to recognise Otago’s science heroes with nominations now open for the biennial Otago Daily Times Otago Science Awards – a joint initiative between the New Zealand International Science Festival and the ODT. Nominations can be made online via the New Zealand International Science Festival scifest.org.nz website and will close on Thursday 28 June at 5pm. Winners will be announced at the launch of the New Zealand International Science Festival on Friday 6 July.
Monday, 23 April 2018 2:49pm
Banana Bread Project
Wednesday, 4 April 2018 12:26pm
Perfectly edible bananas that would otherwise be destined for the landfill are being put to good use feeding Dunedin’s most vulnerable children and families thanks to a unique partnership between KiwiHarvest and the University of Otago’s Human Nutrition programme.
Tuesday, 6 March 2018 11:09pm
The enthusiasm and passion of four Otago teachers has earned them recognition in this year’s Teaching Excellence Awards, which were presented at a ceremony at the Clocktower Building this afternoon.
Tuesday, 6 March 2018 2:39pm
Human Nutrition News Item
Wednesday, 7 February 2018 9:39am
Taking regular activity breaks while sitting for long periods does not increase your appetite, University of Otago academics have discovered.
Monday, 8 January 2018 2:33pm
Despite being in peak physical form, young elite rugby players may be suffering from body image issues and poor nutritional choices, a University of Otago study has found.