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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.

Dairy Nutrients

Many people know that dairy foods are high in calcium, which is important for building and maintaining strong bones.

Cardiovascular Health

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a term used to describe all diseases of the heart and blood vessels. Coronary heart disease (which includes heart attacks and angina) and stroke are common forms of CVD. In terms of lives lost and health spending, CVD is still considered to be Australia’s most costly disease and prevention of CVD is an important national health priority. 

Asthma

What is asthma?

Asthma is a condition which occurs when the airways become inflamed and narrow, making it hard to breathe. It can cause episodes of wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness and coughing, particularly in the early morning and evening.
 

Tips for budget buying

Where to shop? How to shop? What to shop for?

We all love to eat a wide range of different foods, however getting the most out of every dollar we spend can be tricky. Shopping for our food may not always be at the top of our to-do-list, and with so many different varieties of foods available, selecting the best option can become a chore.

Barbecue - The Aussie Tradition

Chicken and vegetable kebabs on a barbecueOf all the cooking styles in Australia, barbecuing is one that many Australians have claimed as their own.

Promoting a higher vegetable intake in children at school

Good food and nutrition is one of the best ways to prevent and manage many of the major lifestyle diseases that affect Australians today. It has been found that a high intake of saturated fat and a low intake of vegetables and fruit are linked to an increased risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, some cancers and diseases of the eye such as cataract.

Food Safety

Safe food handling is essential for preventing the spread of germs and disease in the kitchen. Remember to keep the following rules in mind whenever you prepare or cook food, in order to keep your family healthy and free from disease.
  1. Always wash your hands thoroughly before you start preparing food.
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