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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 26 - December 2017

Hot tips on keeping Christmas simple and healthy fats

Recipes for individual berry trifles, salmon & lemon dip and salmon cakes

Info on our Christmas celebration and Sport Canterbury programmes


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 

> Wishing you a happy and healthy Christmas

> Christmas Ideas

> 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.


My Family Food


This website is about making it easier to cook food that is good for you.  The meal ideas are tasty, fast, easy and low-cost, and there are tips for helping the food budget go further.


Appetite for Life


Appetite for Life is a Canterbury based 6 week weight management and healthy lifestyle programme that has been designed specifically for people who are fed up with the dieting process and just want to have a normal relationship with food.  

Appetite for Life is not a diet. It promotes lifestyle changes that help you lose weight slowly, maintain weight loss and feel good about yourself throughout the process.


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.

BE ACTIVE is suitable for people new or returning to activity, and want to have fun along the way. It is suitable for all ages (16 years and over) and levels of ability. The cost is $3 a session.

Participation in BE ACTIVE assists individuals improve their activity levels and health. In addition through the engagement with others, the programmes support an increase in community cohesion and wellbeing.

Courses feature different activities each week, with an emphasis on fun and ‘having a go.’

All sessions are a mixture of activity and education, with speakers on subjects such as wellbeing, motivation and nutrition.  Term 1 2018 courses will be run in Spreydon (Monday 1.30 - 3pm), Wigram (Wednesday 1.45 - 3.15pm), Bishopdale (Wednesday 7 - 8pm) and Linwood (Thursday 10.30 - 12pm).

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.