Reading a nutrition label can be tricky! Today we have a workshop for you with Fresh Start nutritionist Emma ‘Edamame’ on how to understand food packaging and what to look out for. Single ingredient food like plain nuts, fruit and veg are always our first choice, but sometimes you also need to buy packaged food so it’s great to know what to look out for in terms of sugar and food additives.
Download the pdf slides from Emma’s presentation to have on hand here.
Meet the Nutritionist
Our in-house nutritionist Emma ‘Edamame’ was born and bred in mid Canterbury and has the health and wellbeing of Kiwis in mind at all times. As an NZ registered nutritionist (NZ Nutrition Society) with a bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Food Science from the University of Auckland, she makes sure we’re all getting our fresh dose of local veggies and our meals are full of nutritious substance – thanks for having our back Em (and our waistlines!). When it comes to New Zealand produce, Emma is a whizz, with fresh berries being her absolute fave. Intrigued to know what food this nutritionist couldn’t live without? Fresh fish and seafood, delivering on both flavour and nourishment. As well as ice cream, especially real fruit ice creams, in the summer time! Life’s all about a tasty balance, right?