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NHMRC – National Health and Medical Research Council

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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Fat | Eat For Health

Fat are an essential part of our diet and is important for good health. There are different types of fats, with some fats being healthier than others. To help make sure you stay healthy, it is important to eat unsaturated fats in small amounts as part of a balanced diet.

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Healthy Eating for Infants, Children and Teenagers | Eat For Health

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

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Food shopping tips | Eat For Health

Once you know which the healthier choices in the supermarket are, shopping can actually get easier, quicker and cheaper.

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Tips for eating well | Eat For Health

The recommendations in the Australian Dietary Guidelines and Australian Guide to Healthy Eating help us choose foods for good health and to reduce our risk of chronic health problems.

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How much do we need each day | Eat For Health

The Australian Dietary Guidelines inform people of different ages, life stages and gender, the minimum number of serves from each food group they need to eat each day, to make sure they get the full amount of nutrients their body needs.

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Eat for Health Calculators | Eat For Health

Calculate your daily nutrient requirements The Nutrients Calculator helps estimate how much of each nutrient is needed per day by healthy individuals to maintain their health and wellbeing.

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Choosing nutritious foods | Eat For Health

The Australian Dietary Guidelines, recommend that we choose widely from the Five Food Groups and limit discretionary foods that are higher in saturated fat, added salt and added sugars.

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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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Sugars | Eat For Health

Too much sugar in food or drink can make it high in kilojoules, or energy dense.

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Alcohol | NHMRC

NHMRC is updating the Australian guidelines to reduce health risks from drinking alcohol (2009) to reflect the most recent and best available evidence on the health effects of alcohol consumption.As part of the revision process NHMRC released the draft revised Australian guidelines to reduce health risks from drinking alcohol for public consultation from 16 December 2019 to 24 February 2020.

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