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:

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

 

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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What's for lunch?

Packing a healthy lunchbox

Children need to eat a variety of foods everyday to be healthy.

Nutrition for Teens - Advice for Parents

The teens are a time of rapid growth and development. Usually appetites match needs, but some teens are attracted to fad diets. Teenagers express their newly found independence by giving up some of the family food habits and developing their own dietary styles.

Dental health

Good dental health

For good dental health, you need to look after your teeth. Dental diseases such as tooth decay and dental erosion are very common health problems in Australia, but they are largely preventable!

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