Latest Healthy Eating Guidelines

Peter Neal pharmacist Ahuriri pharmacy chemist wellbeing healthy food guidelinesHealthy Eating Guidelines are Updated

This month the Heart Foundation updated its familiar food pyramid to take into account healthy heart advice. The new 'healthy heart' food guide will help encourage Kiwis to take simple steps towards eating better for their heart. The campaign is supported by the introduction of a modern and up-to-date take on the old food pyramid.


The heart Foundation have swapped out the pyramid for a heart that shows 'at a glance' the balance of foods to eat most of, eat some of, and cut back on to look after our hearts and overall wellbeing.

The big change being that carbohydrates in breads, cereals and grains are now considered healthier to eat some rather than eat regularly.

The Heart Foundation have a simple online tool that allows you to record your current weekly diet and has some cool recipe suggestions to maximise the benefit you get from your food. Check out the online tool here and start planning your meals using the new rules


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