Adolescents

Dairy foods: How much is enough?

Dairy foods including milk, cheese and yogurt are one of the five food groups the Australian Dietary Guidelines recommend we eat every day. The other four food
groups are:

Healthy eating out of the home

Whether you choose to ‘have here’ or ‘take away’, there are lots of healthy options out there to choose from.

Simple solutions for using up fruit

Apples

Stewing apples in a little water is a great way of prolonging their life.  Stewed apples can be used as a base for many meals and desserts, or frozen for future use.  

  • Adding them as a topping for your favourite breakfast cereal
  • Serving stewed apples with a dollop of yoghurt or custard for a fresh and healthy dessert
  • Adding them to cakes or muffins for a delicious warm treat
  • Baking them with a crumble topping for a warming winter dessert

 

Whats in season

Fruits and vegetables that are in season are often cheaper, tastier and more nutritious.

Find out what's in season near you.

Healthy Eating Pyramid

The Healthy Eating Pyramid is a simple visual guide to the types and proportion of foods that we should eat every day for good health. 

It contains the five core food groups, plus healthy fats, according to how much they contribute to a balanced diet based on the Australian Dietary Guidelines (2013)

Australian Dietary Guidelines: Recommended daily intakes

The Australian Dietary Guidelines recommend the number of ‘standard serves’ we should consume from the five core food groups each day, for a nutritious and balanced diet.

Australian Dietary Guidelines: Standard serves

The Australian Dietary Guidelines recommend the number of ‘standard serves’ we should consume from the five core food groups each day, for a nutritious and balanced diet.

The recommended intake amounts differ for each age and gender. Click here to see the recommended intakes.

Australian Dietary Guidelines 2013

The foods and drinks we consume have an important effect on our physical and mental wellbeing – for better or for worse.

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Nutrition for Teens

Does it really matter what I eat?

Yes! The old saying ‘you are what you eat’ has a lot of truth to it. Eating a balance of good foods, coupled with regular physical activity,
will help you:
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