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Table Talk Newsletters


Table Talk is a seasonal newsletter for Senior Chefs. It is published quarterly and provides recipes, cooking tips, nutrition information, book reviews and information about upcoming events and resources.


Issue 25 - September 2017

Hot tips on preventing food waste and recycling

Recipes for asparagus, beetroot salad and self-crusting quiche

Info on Elder Care Canterbury Consumer Group and WeVisit mentoring programme


Issue 24 - June 2017

Hot tips on kidney health and winter recipe ideas

Recipe for leek and potato soup and rhubarb muffins

Info on medical management service and falls prevention


Issue 23 - March 2017

Hot tips on antioxidants and how to maximise them in your diet

Recipe for creamy chicken pasta and delicious baked apple

Info on nutrition and depression


Issue 22 - December 2016

Hot tips on staying strong through nutrition and activity

Recipe for Festive Ambrosia and Fish in a Bag

Info on the nutritional benefits of fish


Issue 21 - November 2015

Hot tips on gardening on a budget

Recipe for Christmas Fruit Mince, Bliss Balls, Dog Treats

Info on healthy BBQ options





Nutrition articles

> Is Coconut oil good for you?

> Why do you need to know about Vitamin B12?

> Which is better - butter or margarine?

> Can you eat eggs if you have a high cholesterol level?

> Does cheese cause constipation?

> Does milk cause mucus?

> Are frozen vegetables just as nutritious as fresh vegetables?

> Should you drink 8 cups of water a day?

> Diabetes and sugar

> Eating well in winter

> Eating well to prevent Gout

> Heavy on the salt

> How to get more calcium in your diet

> How to get your taste buds talking

> Good fat - the facts about Omega 3s

> Vitamin D - the sunshine vitamin 

> Making the most of Christmas - menu for one or two



New Zealand Nutrition Foundation


Provides a balanced viewpoint on important nutrition issues around nutrition and health. Has an excellent section on healthy eating for older adults.


Healthy Food Guide


Accurate and unbiased information about healthy eating and loads of healthy low cost recipes. Search the recipe archive for a favourite recipe or just for some inspiration.


Age Concern Canterbury


Trusted information, support and advocacy, to enable older people in Canterbury to have real choices. 


Canterbury HealthInfo


Healthy eating for older people brochures and important information recommended by Canterbury health professionals to help manage your own health.


Active Canterbury


Whether you’re starting out new to exercise or are already active, this website gives you tips about exercise and lets you search for activity groups in your area.

Recipe Book

Recipe-Book-CoverThis recipe book is ideal for older people cooking for one or two people. The recipes use readily available ingredients and are quick and easy to prepare as well as nutritious and delicious. Order one today.