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NZ: Households ‘spending more on sweets than fruit’

NZ households ‘spending more on sweets than fruit’

A Ministry of Health report shows the average New Zealand household spent $6.50 a week on confectionery over the past year, compared with $5.90 on fresh fruit.

Read more: NZ Herald, 24 Oct 2006

Food and Nutrition Monitoring Report 2006

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Better marketing needed for healthy food – nutritionist

Massey University child health expert Jane Coad says New Zealanders are spending more money on confectionery than fresh fruit because advertising for healthy food cannot compete with junk food marketing.

Source: NZPA/ Stuff, 25 Oct 2006

Published on October 24, 2006 in New Zealand news