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Department of Human Nutrition news and events

University of Otago announces academic promotions

Wednesday, 12 December 2018 2:45pm

Seventeen University of Otago academics have been promoted to the position of professor this year.

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Otago researchers want us to go nuts about nuts

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.

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Nutrition textbook receives major award

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).

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University of Otago academic scoops top teaching award

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.

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Tackling diet-related disease 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.

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Sheila Skeaff wins teaching award

Wednesday, 22 August 2018 10:15am

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Simple solution to threat posed by prolonged sitting – Otago academic

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.

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Poppable “cyst” cake wins Bake Your Thesis contest

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.

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Simple supplement aids powerful rugby performance – Otago study finds

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.

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Price of ‘healthy food basket’ continues to rise, Otago research reveals

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.

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Nutrition WOFs offered to staff and postgrads

Friday, 25 May 2018 11:19am

Otago staff and postgraduate students are being offered a free nutritional ‘check-up’.

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New group aims to create a community for nutrition students

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.

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Nominations open for Otago Science Awards

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.

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Banana Bread Project

Monday, 23 April 2018 2:49pm

Banana Bread Project

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Baking up something good for the community

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.

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Four inspiring teachers win 2018 Teaching Excellence Awards

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.

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Toloa tertiary scholarship

Tuesday, 6 March 2018 2:39pm

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Otago research provides more incentives for desk-dwellers to get up and move

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.

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Elite rugby players not immune to body image issues

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.