General Nutrition

Growing fruit and vegetables

Take a look at the following websites for advice on starting your own fruit or vegetable garden.

South Australian Garden and Outdoor Living
A great guide for South Australians on what to plant and when.

Gardening Australia
The ABC's own gardening platform includes an interactive map with tips on what to grow and when, across Australia.

Find a farmers market

Find locally-grown fruit and vegetables in a market near you:

Australia wide

Victoria

Water and quitting smoking

Water helps you stay healthy and it is important to replace the water our bodies use. This factsheet explains why water is important for good health, especially when quitting smoking.
 

Exercise and quitting smoking

Exercise can improve your overall health. It can also be useful when quitting smoking and help with the cravings. This factsheet explains the benefits of exercise and lists some ways to add exercise into your day.
 

Breakfast and quitting smoking

Skipping breakfast might sound like a good way to help keep weight off, but it actually can lead to weight gain.

This factsheet explains why breakfast is important, especially when quitting smoking. It includes some breakfast ideas to help you make it a part of your morning routine.
 

Weight gain and quitting smoking

Some people gain weight when quitting smoking. This can be a concern for many smokers. It is important to remember that not every smoker who quits will put on weight. However, the health benefits from quitting far outweigh the risk of putting on some extra kilos.

This factsheet provides information on why weight gain might occur and strategies to help maintain a healthy weight.

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.

Nuts in schools

A resource for school teachers, management and canteens.

Download as PDF (280KB)

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