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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.

Food advertising directed at children

Nutrition Australia asserts that the food intake of children is an important contributor to their present and future health. Childhood obesity has been rapidly increasing with up to 25% of Australian children being overweight or obese. Although some recent research has indicated the rate of increase in childhood overweight and obesity in Australia may now be slowing, the implications for the future health of the young Australians who are overweight or obese are very concerning.

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