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Folate is a vitamin that our bodies need to grow and develop. It’s especially important in pregnant women because a lack of folate can lead to birth defects.

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How to read food labels

Food labels contain detailed information about the contents of food we buy and can help us make informed decisions about our diet and healthy eating choices.

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Healthy nutrition and dementia

Trusted information on caring for someone with dementia, including tips related to health and nutrition and where to get help and support

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Healthy food swaps

Trusted information on healthy food swaps for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and drinks, and where to find more information.

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Salt - the facts

Too much salt can raise your blood pressure, which puts you at increased risk of health problems such as heart disease and stroke. But a few simple steps can help you to cut your salt intake.

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Vegetarian and vegan diets

Vegetarian diets can help reduce your risk of disease, benefit the planet and provide you with all the protein, minerals and vitamins your body needs. Vegan diets, however, require extra care.

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How your baby gains weight

All babies will gain weight differently, but there are some guidelines for healthy weight gain. Find out what to expect and how to deal with sudden weight changes.

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Healthy eating for children

Encourage healthy eating habits in children by planning meals and shopping for healthy food. A healthy weight helps children feel better and enjoy life more.

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Alzheimer's disease and diet

To help prevent dementia, a low-fat and high-fibre diet with fresh fruit and vegetables and whole grains is recommended. Find out about Alzheimer's disease and diet.

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GORD and diet

Diet and nutrition play an important part in the management of GORD. Find out more from the information on this page.

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Trusted information about adulthood from leading Australian health organisations, including links to transition to adulthood and nutrition tips.

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