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

Awareness and knowledge of Folate and Folic Acid - A survey of NZ women of child-bearing age - March-2011.pdf
Technical paper
Determination of vitamin D in foods: Current knowledge and data gaps
Technical paper
Dietary iodine intake of New Zealand children following fortification of bread with iodine
Technical paper
Discussion document on pathogens in fruits and vegetables in New Zealand
Report
Fortification overages of the food supply - Folate - FW08030
Report
Fortification overages of the food supply - Folate and Iron
Report
Fortification overages of the food supply - Vitamin A Vitamin D and Calcium
Report
Fortification overages of the food supply — Vitamin C, zinc and selenium
Report
Information sources and practices — Preparation of powdered infant formula in New Zealand - Qualitative Research
Report
Levels of Iodine in NZ retail salt - FW09060
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
Technical paper
Scientific Interpretive summary
Report
Sodium and Iodine in bread final - FW0917
Report
Sodium and its effects on food safety and human health
Discussion paper
Survey of salt in processed foods - FW0601
Report
Technological issues with Iodine fortification of foods
Report
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