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The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) is Australia's peak body for supporting health and medical research; for developing health advice for the Australian community, health professionals and governments; and for providing advice on ethical behaviour in health care and in the conduct of health and medical research.

NHMRC brings together within a single national organisation the functions of research funding and development of advice. It draws upon the resources of all components of the health system, including governments, medical practitioners, nurses and allied health professionals, researchers, teaching and research institutions, public and private program managers, service administrators, community health organisations, social health researchers and consumers.

The mission statement of the NHMRC is 'Building a healthy Australia'.

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Meal Planning | Eat For Health

Thinking ahead and planning meals and snacks for yourself or your family based on the Australian Dietary Guidelines

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What is a serve? | Eat For Health

The Australian Dietary Guidelines group foods together that share similar nutrients, this creates the Five Food Groups

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Discretionary food and drink choices | Eat For Health

What are discretionary food choices?

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Australian Guide to Healthy Eating | Eat For Health

The Australian Guide to Healthy Eating is a food selection guide which visually represents the proportion of the five food groups recommen

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How to add variety to your diet | Eat For Health

The Australian Dietary Guidelines highlights the importance of eating a wide variety of nutritious foods.

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Salt | Eat For Health

You need some salt for good health, but most people eat too much. Australians now eat more salt than ever before.

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Healthy Eating When Youre Pregnant or Breastfeeding | Eat For Health

Eating well during

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How to understand food labels | Eat For Health

Food labels can be very confusing and tricky to understand.

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The Five Food Groups | Eat For Health

Guideline 2 recommends we enjoy a wide variety of nutritious foods from the five groups every day

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Healthy meal and snack ideas | Eat For Health

Breakfast Try fruit or vegetable pikelets.

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