Health Eating

Healthy Eating


The Australian Dietary Tips provide up-to-date advice about the amount and kinds of foods that we need to eat for health and well being. They are based on scientific evidence and research. These tips of most relevance to adults are included below:

Hot Tip 1

To achieve and maintain a healthy weight, be physically active and choose nutritious food and drinks to meet your energy needs.

Specially older people should eat nutritious foods and keep physically active to help maintain muscle strangth and a healthy weight

Hot Tip 2

Enjoy a wide variety of nutritious foods from these 5 food groups every day:
1. Plenty of vegetables of different types and colours and legumes/beans
2. Fruit
3. Grain (cereal) foods, mostly wholegrain and/or high cereal fiber varieties, such as breads, cereals, rice, pasta, noodles, polenta, conscous, oats, quinoa and barley
4. Lean meats and poultry, fish, egg, tofu, nuts and seeds and legumes/beans
5. Milk, yoghurt, cheese and/or their alternatives mostly reduced fat

And drink plenty of water

Hot Tip 3

Limit intake of foods containing saturated fat, added salt, added sugars and alcohol
1. Limit intake of foods high in saturated fat such as many biscuits, cakes, pastries, pies, processed meats, commercial burgers, pizza, fried foods, potato chips, crisps and other savory snacks.
2. Limit intake of foods and drinks containing added salt
3. Limit intake of foods and drinks containing added sugars such as confectionery, sugar-sweetened, soft drinks and cordials, fruit drinks, vitamin waters, energy and sports drinks.
4. If you choose to drink alcohol, limit intake
Hot Tip 4

Care for your food; prepare and store safely.
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