Health & nutrition

Health & nutrition


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Talking vegetarianism

At some point your kids might start to really think about where their food is coming from and want to exercise some choices in what they're eating.

When kids have cancer

From broken marriages to strained sibling relationships, even the most durable relationships may splinter when childhood cancer rears its ugly head.

Shining a light on child obesity

With most parents unable to tell if a child is overweight, should anyone else be raising the issue?

Good eating without going broke

Flatters and young marrieds often ask me how they can keep their weekly food bill in check. Here are 10 ideas.

Tears and trepidation

Miss A is collecting the bumps, bruises and scars of early childhood and learning that you can't trust everyone, including me.


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How to reduce stress

Keeping on top of things around the home could be one small way to keep your stress in check too.


Head full of nits

Adult life is full of petty humiliations.

Child eating

Unhealthy food ads target kids

Kids' magazines expose youngsters to unhealthy food marketing, potentially contributing to childhood obesity.

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The trouble with booze

Matt is already thinking ahead to the stuff his girls will encounter when teenagers.

10 flu vaccine facts to know

10 flu vaccine facts to know

Had the flu vaccine, but still sick? Here are 10 flu mysteries explained...

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Grumpy dad

Matt Calman says this has been one of the grumpiest years of his life.

Heart Foundation appeal

Heart tick still a life saver

Kiwis would gain an extra 0.7kg each year were it not for the Heart Foundation's tick.


Happiness is inherited

When parents carve space in their lives for happiness, it gives their kids permission to do the same


You're eating what?

Arsenic, insect bodies or even wood - the ten weirdest additives and ingredients found in everyday foods.

Raw food backlash

Are strict dietary restrictions for kids doing them more harm than good?


Food waste a disgrace

There is such a glut of cheap food available in New Zealand that we're cavalier about wasting it.

Jade and Jessika Guest

Splitting for daughter's sake

A Northland family is being torn apart in their bid to give their six-year-old daughter cannabis oil.


Sharing cancer with strangers

Danielle Phillips is the parent of a child with cancer in the age of social media. She's chosen to share her child's journey online.

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Measles infections soar

Parents are being urged to vaccinate their children amid fears of a measles outbreak spreading.

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Save cash with your crockpot

The cost savings slow cookers offer make them a must-have item for any aspiring Budget Buster.

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