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Healthy eating

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How to eat a balanced diet

Get some of the best tips on how to eat a wide variety of foods in the right proportions for a healthy diet.

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Barbecue food safety

Food poisoning cases increase during the barbecue season, so remember these simple steps to help keep your food safe on the ‘barbie’.

A balanced diet will help you stay healthy.

Healthy Eating Over 60

Your body changes over time. Here's what to eat, how to maintain your appetite and stay well as you get older.

By changing a few eating habits you can make a big difference.

Healthy food swaps

Eating fewer foods that are high in calories, fat, salt and sugars, and swapping them for something healthier is a great way to maintain a healthy lif...

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Does your diet have enough fibre?

Find out how much fibre is needed in your diet and get tips for increasing your intake.

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Cutting down on sugars

Here’s how you can cut down on sugars by eating fewer sugary foods, such as sweets and biscuits, and drinking fewer sugary soft drinks.

Tree fruits such as bananas, are rich in potassium.

Potassium

Potassium is a mineral and electrolyte that helps nerves and muscles function properly. Find out more about what it is, as well as the risks of high a...

Aim to consume less than 6g of salt a day.

Salt - learn the facts

Find out what food is high in salt and how to reduce your salt intake.

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Healthy eating for older people

Healthy eating for Older People The NDSS and Diabetes Australia have developed a guide for older people living with diabetes

Read more on Diabetes Australia website

Healthy Kids : Healthy Eating

Facts about the food habits of children and young people in NSW.

Read more on Healthy Kids website

Healthy eating | The Heart Foundation

A healthy diet includes a variety of food groups and reduces the risk of heart disease. This means eating fresh healthy foods instead of processed and packaged foods.

Read more on Heart Foundation website

Healthy eating :: SA Health

Get more out of life, feel better and live longer by eating healthy food - here's how - healthy eating and nutrition to improve health and wellbeing

Read more on SA Health website

Healthy eating for kids

Encourage healthy eating habits for kids by shopping healthy and planning meals to minimise temper tantrums at the dinner table and keep fussy eaters happy.

Read more on Pregnancy, Birth & Baby website

Healthy Eating Dietitians Association of Australia

Healthy Eating Eating well is key to feeling your best, both now and in the long- term

Read more on Dietitians Association of Australia website

You and healthy eating

Eating healthy foods can help improve your energy levels, weight, sleep patterns, ability to fight infection and reduce your chance of developing serious health risks.

Read more on Get Healthy Information and Coaching Service website

Department of Health | Nutrition and Healthy Eating

The Population Health and Sport Division, within the Department of Health, is responsible for developing and evaluating national policy, resources and initiatives in the areas of nutrition and healthy eating, health promoting physical activity and promoting healthy weight.

Read more on Department of Health website

Diet, healthy eating and arthritis - MSK

Does diet and healthy eating play a role in managing arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions? Find out more about diet and how MSK can help.

Read more on Musculoskeletal Australia website

Healthy eating Arthritis Australia

No diet has been proven by research to cure arthritis

Read more on Arthritis Australia website

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