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Food and Fitness for Children

Active, growing children require good nutrition to build healthy bodies and to help them be the best they can be. Many attitudes towards food are shaped during early school years, forming the basis for future eating habits. As parents we can help our children build healthy foundations by encouraging a love of good food and good nutrition throughout these years.

Sports Nutrition

on is vital for performance, whether you’re

Diabetes

What is diabetes?

When a food containing carbohydrate is eaten, your body digests the carbohydrate into sugar (called glucose), which can then be used as energy by the cells in your body. Diabetes is a condition where your body can’t properly control the amount of glucose in your blood.

Lactose Intolerance

 

 

People with lactose intolerance experience symptoms such as diarrhoea, abdominal pain, flatulence and/or bloating after consuming lactose. Lactose intolerance is mostly a deficiency, not an absence of the enzyme lactase. These symptoms occur because the body does not fully digest lactose, a type of sugar that is naturally present in milk and other dairy foods.

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!

Osteoporosis

What is osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is a condition where the bones have lost calcium and other minerals, become fragile and tend to fracture more easily. In Australia, osteoporosis affects one in two females and one in three males over the age of 60.

Healthy Weight

Overweight and obesity – a sizeable issue

Dairy Food Myths

Many favourite foods, including dairy, attract unwarranted criticism. The information provided in this fact sheet outlines the truth behind many of the myths associated with eating dairy foods.

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