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Last updated on Monday 29 May 2017
Massey University's health experts are often sought out for their expertise and opinions on topical issues. Here are the latest interviews and commentary in the news.
Associate Professor Marewa Glover was interviewed on a piece for TVNZs Sunday programme, about e-cigarettes. She was also interviewed on Radio Waatea about the Ministry of Health charging Philip Morris over the company’s new electronic tobacco sticks.
Associate Professor Carol Wham was quoted extensively about her pilot study which found that almost a quarter of older New Zealanders are malnourished, with even more at risk. She is suggesting nutritional screening become mandatory nationwide. Dr Wham appeared on One News, and wrote an opinion piece for The Conversation, as well as being quoted in, The New Zealand Herald/Otago Daily Times, Stuff and Medical Xpress.
Nutritionist Niki Bezzant wrote an opinion piece for the New Zealand Herald about children learning how to cook. She mentioned recent research from Dr Carol Wham investigating the level of cooking skills being taught in schools. The research was also mentioned in an article in The Waiheke Marketplace, about a Waiheke Island school which is growing and cooking vegetables.
Eyewitness News website published an article about a recent study out of the United States which found eating more red meat is associated with an increased risk of dying from eight common diseases. The article quoted Dr John Potter from the Centre for Public Health Research, who said the findings should reinforce the need for many adults to cut back on meat consumption. Dr Potter’s comments were also published on the website for WHTC News – a radio station in Michigan, United States.
The New Zealand Herald published an article about human nutrition student Katie Parsons who has set up a successful business as a personal trainer in Auckland. Australia’s Daily Mail also published an article on Ms Parson’s business.
The New Zealand Herald/Wanganui Chronicle published an article on NZFA supreme award winners Coastal Spring Lamb developing a new sausage with Hellers.
Restaurant and Café ran a profile on Brazilian food company Durello which won a New Zealand Food Award in 2014.