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Monthly Archives: August 2015

Healthy Eating Fact Sheet

Incorporate the dietary guidelines into your life to get your body firing. By eating a wide variety of different foods, you get all the nutrients you need. The Australian Government is in the process of updating the Dietary Guidelines for Australians and this process should be finalised in 2012. The Dietary Guidelines for Australians – a path to healthy eating 1. Enjoy a wide variety of nutritious foods. Eat plenty

Why is breakfast important?

One will struggle to find a word more appropriate and precise in the English Language. Lunch, tea, dinner, supper? They don’t mean anything on their own. Whoever coined the word “breakfast??? left no room for confusion – it was as though someone wanted to make it crystal clear it was “the meal you break your fast.??? Unfortunately though, breakfast is lost on many of us. Most of us have dinner

What is a Healthy Snack?

Life on the road for a short vacation or as your job can lend itself to eating meals and snacks that are quick and affordable, but can be high in fat and calories. Snacking has become a way of life for many individuals and, if well chosen, can contribute to your daily nutrient needs. Snacks are a great way to help keep your energy level steady and your mind alert

Five tips to combat eating out

If we have a challenging job, we often lack the time and energy to go shopping and cook. Canteens and restaurants, bakers and butchers or a snack from the corner shop are welcome, time-saving alternatives. It is a good idea to watch what you are eating when out of the house. Those who are well informed about healthy eating do not need to worry about gaining excess pounds when eating

Children’s Nutrition Fact Sheet

Children who eat the right amount of nutritious foods and are sufficiently active lay the foundations for a healthy life and enjoy lower risks of long-term health problems. Childhood is a critical period for growth and development. It is essential that foods supply the energy (kilojoules), protein, vitamins and minerals that are needed. Health and nutrition problems often start in childhood. It is estimated that almost one in four Australian

Vegetables as part of a child’s diet

It is much harder to include vegetables in children’s regular diet than fruit. Most of them are not as juicy, tasty or sweet. Nevertheless, kids should not be deprived of the elements that are essential for their healthy development and growth. Vegetables will provide their bodies with sufficient vitamins, water and fibre. In addition, they will protect them from becoming ill or overweight.Generally speaking, children aged between four and ten

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