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A partnership between leading life science company Bayer and the NZ Nutrition Foundation (NZNF) has released the insights from its inaugural Bayer Food Focus Project, taking a look into Kiwis’ eating behaviours and food consumption.                                                                                        

New data on free and added sugars is included in the latest release of the New Zealand Food Composition Database (NZFCD), jointly released by Plant & Food Research and the Ministry of Health. The data will be invaluable for health professionals and the general public wanting to know how much added and free sugar is in their food.                                                                       

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Coined as the Bayer Food Focus Project, the partnership brings together Bayer and the New Zealand Nutrition Foundation (NZNF) with expert help from the Foundation’s Board members, Elaine Rush, Scientific Director and Emeritus Professor of Nutrition at AUT and Niki Bezzant, nutrition writer and commentator. 

Lately we have been considering who gives nutrition advice and where people like to access nutrition information.  I was fortunate to attend the Australasian Lifestyle Medicine Conference held in A