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Why is it important to eat well?

Eating well every day:

  • provides the essential energy and nutrients we need to get through the day
  • keeps our immune system strong
  • reduces our risk of developing serious health conditions such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, some cancers or osteoporosis
  • improves concentration
  • keeps our teeth and gums healthy
  • reduces stress and helps maintain mental health and wellbeing.

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  • The 5 food groups

    What does healthy eating look like? Learn more about the Australian Guide to Healthy Eating and what foods to eat to promote your health and wellbeing.
  • How to eat healthier

    The easiest way to eat more of the five food groups is to start small and try one new healthy ‘habit’ each week. See some practical tips to eat more of each of the 5 food groups here.
  • How to eat less sometimes foods

    'Sometimes foods' are high in saturated fat, added salt, added sugar and/or alcohol, and are not an essential part of a healthy diet. They lack the nutrients our body needs to go about our day. See some tips on reducing sometimes foods...
  • Tips for healthy eating

    See some practical tips to eat more of each of the five food groups here; start small and try one new healthy ‘habit’ each week. There are lots of ways to eat less sometimes foods including swapping them for healthier foods...
  • Recipes for kids in the kitchen

    Getting kids involved in the kitchen is a great way to teach them new skills. Research shows when children are involved with food, they are more interested in food and eat well. See our recipe cards, and view our step-by-step videos.
  • Smart and healthy shopping

    You can shop for healthy and delicious food whilst on a budget, whether you’re buying for one or for a whole family. Shopping for healthy food can be affordable and can save money in the long run.

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