Helpful Lifestyle Information

At Nestlé, we are always finding ways to help you achieve a healthy lifestyle and bring you the latest up to date advice and information about food and exercise for you and your family. The pages in this section and the downloadable documents are some of the most recent updates and resources we hope you'll find helpful.

  • While there is of course room for treats over the festive season, there are also things you can do to enjoy Christmas in a slightly healthier way to make sure you start the new year feeling energised and fabulous! Here are some ideas for you…

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  • Hoping to reduce your daily salt intake without cutting down on flavour? Here are seven tips to help ensure you're enjoying healthy food with great taste, Read more...

  • Eating well can sometimes feel like hard work but it really doesn’t have to be! By making a few small changes and building some healthy habits you can easily boost your energy and be all round healthier inside and out. Read more...

  • It's not always easy to encourage your children to eat a balanced diet. Here are ten tips for helping them to develop healthy habits at a young age. Read more...

  • The colder months are the perfect time to enjoy delicious warming hearty meals with friends and family. Soups, stews, crumble and custard…you know the story – all absolutely delicious! Read more...

  • With life being so busy it can be really easy to forget about how important it is to make a little time and space for yourself. With work, relationships and family commitments it can be so easy to always put the needs of others first, but what can happen in the process is that you can easily wear yourself out! Read more...

  • A lunch box packed with nutritious delicious food will help your kids and you too, to have the energy needed to get through the day as well as to ensure you all get the goodness needed to keep fit and well every day. Read more...

  • The majority of your body is made up of water and keeping well hydrated is absolutely vital to keep your body in good working order and to make sure you look and feel your best. Read more...

  • As summer approaches and the warmer weather arrives – it is a perfect time to look at what you can do to boost your nutrition, lighten up and take action on looking and feeling good! Read more...

  • Whether you’re on a special diet, have food allergies to particular ingredients, or are simply looking for a lighter version of your favourite brownie, muffin, or cupcake – there are tips to suit you. Read more...

  • Read these tips about how you can help your body work at its best, through balanced eating. Read more...

  • Winter can be ‘flu season’, however, there are some things you can do to help keep yourself healthy and active during the cooler months. Nutritionist Claire Turnbull shares five easy steps to help keep yourself well this season. Read more...

  • There is just so much to fit into 24hours isn’t there? Work, study, cooking, cleaning, ferrying kids around….it’s endless! When life gets busy, one of the first things to fall off the list can be exercise and keeping yourself fit. But fear not, there are other ways to get exercise into your day without having to hit the gym. Read more...

  • Nutritionist Claire Turnbull shares some ideas for easy lunch options to take into the workplace. Read more...

  • Christmas usually results in an abundance of festive treats and dishes – and plenty of leftovers! All of that leftover ham, chicken, and Christmas pudding can be used in some great recipes that utilise holiday leftovers. You might even save a few dollars too! Read more...

  • Whether it is for work, a sporting event or for holidays, travelling is an inevitable part of everyday life for many people. One challenge that can come from this is maintaining a nutritionally balanced diet when you are not in your own home and having to eat on the run and buy food from a variety of places. Read more...

  • Creating healthy lunches gives children the energy they need to get through the school day, and also sets up positive eating and nutrition habits for life. Learn more about child nutrition and the four main food groups that should be included in a balanced lunch, and get some tips for preparing and storing healthy, hygienic and tasty school meals. Read more...

  • This wellness article points out ten straightforward ways to achieve a healthier lifestyle – ranging from limiting alcohol consumption, to reading food labels properly and making healthy food choices as often as possible. Read more...

  • Ever wondered if carob is healthier than chocolate? Does late night snacking cause weight gain? And does too much sugar make kids hyperactive? Find out the answers to these questions and other popular nutritional myths. Read more...

  • Every year in New Zealand there are an estimated 119,000 cases of foodborne illness. This article explains the "Four Cs" of hygienic food handling – Clean; Cook; Cover; Chill - and how they can help you prevent food contamination. Read more...

  • When it comes to making healthy food choices, eating in moderation, and keeping fit, Christmas can certainly be challenging! This article lists some fun and easy "Two-Minute Challenges" that can help you burn a few calories and de-stress over the holiday period! Read more...

  • When it comes to healthy eating, sometimes we all need a little reminder to make sure we're eating well and getting the right mix of nutrients. This article gives ten easy-to-follow steps to healthy eating – ranging from planning ahead, to eating enough iron-rich foods for energy, and limiting alcohol. Read more...

  • With energy prices set to rise, it makes sense to conserve energy in as many ways as possible. Here, some of our Good Times readers share their tips for saving energy and keeping the house – and themselves - warm in winter. Read more...

  • Meal times are an important time of day for people to come together and talk about their days, and for parents to act as positive healthy eating role models for their children. The family evening meal is a great time to show your kids the importance of veges and a balanced diet! Read more...

  • Sleep is your body's time to rest and recover and inadequate deep sleep can leave you feeling fatigued. Learn more about sleep and how you can get some healthy sleeping habits so you can wake up feeling energised. Read more...