Nutrition strategy and research

Find out about MPI's Nutrition Strategy and research projects intended to improve the safety and suitability of the food supply.

Nutrition Strategy

A high-level strategy document describing MPI's growing role in the area of nutrition, including priority work programmes.

Nutrition Strategy 2009–12 [PDF, 231 KB]

Research projects

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Awareness and knowledge of folate and folic acid: A survey of New Zealand women of child-bearing age (Research New Zealand, March 2011)
Report
Determination of vitamin D in foods: Current knowledge and data gaps (Institute of Environmental Science & Research Ltd, February 2014)
Report
Dietary iodine of New Zealand children following fortification of bread with iodine (Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, January 2012)
Report
Discussion document on pathogens in fruits and vegetables in New Zealand
Report
Discussion document on sodium and its effects on food safety and human health (University of Otago, July 2010)
Discussion paper
Fortification overages of the food supple: Folate and Iron (Institute of Environmental Science & Research Ltd, September 2005)
Report
Fortification overages of the food supply — Vitamin C, zinc and selenium
Report
Fortification overages of the food supply: Folate (Institute of Environmental Science & Research Ltd, March 2009)
Report
Fortification overages of the food supply: Vitamin A, Vitamin D and Calcium (Institute of Environmental Science & Research Ltd, June 2006)
Report
Information sources and practices — Preparation of powdered infant formula in New Zealand - Qualitative Research
Report
Levels of iodine in New Zealand retail salt (Institute of Environmental Science & Research Ltd, July 2009)
Report
Mandatory iodine fortification in New Zealand: Supplement to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2016 report - Monitoring the health impacts of mandatory folic acid and iodine fortification (Ministry for Primary Industries and Ministry of Health, June 2016)
Report
Scientific Interpretive summary
Report
Sodium and iodine levels in bread (Institute of Environmental Science & Research Ltd, September, 2009)
Report
Survey of salt in processed foods (Institute of Environmental Science & Research Ltd, April, 2006)
Report
Technological issues with iodine fortification of foods (Massey University and University of Canterbury, May 2005)
Report
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