Healthy Eating = Healthy Living

Summary

You can make a huge difference to your health by making a few simple changes to your everyday eating.

In short:

  • Base your meals around the ideal plate
  • Drink plenty of water. Avoid drinking fruit juice and other sweet drinks.
  • Eat breakfast, lunch and dinner every day.
  • Eat some carbohydrate food at each meal, but not too much.
  • Choose food low in sugar, saturated fat and calories or kilojoules.

Click here to download our booklet on healthy food choices. It provides you with an easy to read overview on making healthy food choices. 

This section has heaps of information that can help you learn about healthy food choices 


The following pages will help you make healthy food choices by showing you what to look for when choosing foods and shopping at the supermarket.

  • Go to the recipes section to find lots of different recipes and learn how to recreate your favourite recipes with simple ingredient changes while still retaining their delicious flavours.

  • The ideal plate shows you what a healthy meal plate looks like and what serving sizes are recommended for different foods.

  • The healthy food choices and tips section provides helpful tips on food choices such as serving sizes, catering for people with diabetes and eating at special occassions like birthdays and Christmas.

  • What to shop for explores different foods and what to look for to make healthier choices.

  • The food labels section looks at the labels on food, what they mean, how to read them and what to look for.

  • The Glycaemic Index (GI) explains how different carbohydrate foods have different effects on blood glucose levels. Learn how to use the GI to help you control your blood glucose levels.

  • Under questions and answers you can find answers to commonly asked questions.

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