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Proteins

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Last reviewed: May 2018

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All about protein Dietitians Association of Australia

All about protein Everyone is talking about protein at the moment, and its easy to see why

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Can I eat eggs if I want to be healthy? Dietitians Association of Australia

Can I eat eggs if I want to be healthy? Eggsare an economical and nutrient rich food withgood quality protein along with other vitamins and minerals

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Protein for children

Children aged 2-5 should ideally eat a daily serving of protein. Find out how to encourage your child to eat protein as part of a balanced diet.

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Protein - Better Health Channel

The human body can't store protein, so it must be supplied daily from the foods we eat.

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Lean meat, fish, poultry and meat alternatives

Find out what varieties of protein there are and how you can serve them to your kids.

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Food basics: Healthy eating information video | myVMC

Healthy eating basics including what healthy food to eat in a healthy diet, nutrition tips about protein, carbohydrates and good fats, and food proportions.

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Pregnancy healthy eating in pictures | Raising Children Network

Healthy eating for pregnancy means lots of fruit, vegetables and foods with calcium, protein and iron. Avoid sugary, fatty foods, and drink plenty of water.

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Nutrition During Breastfeeding | myVMC

Eating a healthy diet whilebreastfeeding is important because what a mother eats determines the energy, protein, nutrient and vitamin content of her breast milk.

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Anorexia nervosa (eating disorders) information | myVMC

Anorexia is a potentially life-threatening eating disorder, characterised by extreme reluctance to consume food as a result of a disturbed body image.

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LiveLighter - How the little treats add up

Think about whether what you eat falls into any of the categories in the Australian Guide to Healthy Eating: vegetables and legumes, fruit, dairy, lean protein, grain (cereal) foods, and unsaturated fats. If it doesn’t clearly fall into one of these categories, it’s probably junk food.

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