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Healthy Food Guide LIVE!

More and more Kiwi families are looking for ways to be healthier. For years Healthy Food Guide magazine has been helping them, and now we are bringing the magazine to life!

This exciting new event is dedicated to bringing you new ideas and practical solutions, whether you suffer with health issues or just want to enjoy a healthy life.

At the event you can talk to a wide range of experts face to face, find delicious healthy products and get new ideas that you can apply straight away.

There are experts on hand the whole weekend, such as:

  • Jenny de Montalk, Healthy Food Guide editor
  • Sarah Cowley, Healthy Food Guide’s fitness expert
  • Niki Bezzant, Healthy Food Guide editor-in-chief
  • Allergy NZ
  • Coeliac NZ
  • and more

They are all happy to give you information and advice.

Expert sessions run all weekend, and there is no extra cost to attend. Each event has different speakers and topics covering expert information and advice through to highly practical topics, such as:

  • How to keep our brain and memory working as we age
  • How to get a better sleep
  • Living with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Coping with endometriosis and pelvic pain
  • How to adapt recipes to suit your health requirements

Incorporating the Gluten Free Food & Allergy Show

Living a healthy, sustainable life when suffering from allergies and intolerances can be hard, especially when we – or our children – are newly diagnosed. Allergy-friendly products and foods are often a lot more expensive than normal and, when purchased before sampled, can sometimes go to waste if you/your children don’t like them.

To help make life easier, Healthy Food Guide LIVE! includes a wide range of companies at the event with allergy-friendly products and services so you and your family can find products and services that meet your unique requirements, sample them first, and stock up on the ones you like – at significantly discounted prices.

Products available for sampling and sale are all clearly marked with the common allergens of gluten, dairy, egg, soy and nuts, and staff working on each stand are happy to help with any other questions you have.

The company and team

Healthy Food Guide LIVE! and the Gluten Free Food & Allergy Shows are owned by Healthy Life Media Limited, a private company founded in 2004. The aim and purpose of the company is to provide relevant, useful and credible information to consumers wanting to live healthier lives.

Healthy Life Media began publishing Healthy Food Guide magazine in early 2005. This multi award-winning title has become the premier magazine in its category within New Zealand, and is now also published under license in Australia and the UK, with syndications completed in Holland and Greece. Healthy Food Guide has several integrated brand extensions, including digital, television and event offerings.

The Gluten Free Food & Allergy Shows became part of the Healthy Life Media fold in 2009, and have been taken around the country to Auckland, Waikato, Wellington and Christchruch. People come from all over New Zealand to visit the shows as the information and specials are so valuable.

Healthy Food Guide LIVE! extends the popular Gluten Free Food & Allergy Shows to the wider health conscious community, and it is expected that in addition to a new range of healthy products and services, that allergy sufferers will have access to more allergy friendly products than before as the big companies who have a range of products including allergy-friendly products, will attend.

Healthy Life Media staff are a dedicated, tight-knit team of professionals with many years’ experience across most media sectors and platforms. They are passionate about helping people by delivering useful, practical information to inspire Kiwis to live a long, happy, healthy life.