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FGC video: Identifying snacks vs treats a key to healthier diet

Balancing snacks and treats is a challenge for many people but the secret is in identifying them, according to food and nutrition expert Nikki Hart in a new video released by FGC. It shows that all foods and beverages can fit within a person’s overall pattern of intake but only if the intake is balanced within their needs.

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TPP will give food producers greater access to markets

The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact will provide greater access for New Zealand-produced food in the 11 countries we will be signing up with, says FGC Chief Executive Katherine Rich. “It will mean our food producers will have a fairer chance of competing in international markets."

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Mark these dates for 2016

FGC Half Year Meeting & AGM: April 12, Auckland. Annual Conference 2016: November 2-4. Note for FGC food members: new health claims rules come into force on January 16.

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Panel on food advertising to children

A breakfast panel session on food advertising to children is to be hosted by FGC’s Health & Technical Working Group on March 1 in Auckland. The session coincides with the proposed review of the Advertising Standards Authority Codes of Practice around food advertising to children. This session is open only to members of FGC, FIG, and ANZA.

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