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Major health orgs applaud NSW Health kicking the sugar habit

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Rethink Sugary Drink, an alliance of Australia’s leading health and community organisations, has congratulated NSW Health for announcing it will phase out sugary drinks from all of its facilities in the next six months as part of its Healthy Choices in Health Facilities policy.

Congratulations on reaching the Pot Of Gold in the Try For 5 Challenge

Nutrition Australia congratulates Gowrie SA, Veg Heads and Eat For Life for achieving the highest scores in our Try For 5 Challenge - Team Game during National Nutrition Week.

From 16-22 October, teams ate their way to the top by earning points for every serve of vegetables they ate. They were also rewarded for eating a variety of different coloured vegetables and trying new things each day.

Australians urged to double their vegetable intake during National Nutrition Week

Nutrition Australia, the country’s leading non-profit nutrition organisation and creators of the Healthy Eating Pyramid, is challenging all Australians to take the pledge to eat more veg during National Nutrition Week, 16-22 October 2016.

With an alarming 96% of Australians failing to eat their recommend daily intake of vegetables, Nutrition Australia’s Try For 5 theme encourages all Australians to discover new ways to add veg to their day.

Take the Try For 5 Challenge during National Nutrition Week

Want to know the easiest way to eat well and feel great?
Just take the pledge to eat more veg!

Get the daily motivation and support to Try For 5 serves of vegetables every day during National Nutrition Week with the Try For 5 Challenge, 16-22 October.

Because whether they're fresh, frozen or canned, getting enough vegetables every day is the #1 thing we can all do for better health and wellbeing. 

High praise from leading health experts for UK's sweet tax on sugary drinks

MEDIA RELEASE, 17 March 2016

The Rethink Sugary Drink alliance has commended the UK government for committing to introduce a tax on sugary drinks; and urge the Australian Government to investigate the effectiveness of a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages and to follow the UK’s lead.

National Nutrition Week 2015 wins Parents Choice award for marketing healthy food to children

Nutrition Australia is thrilled to be one of the winners of the 2015 Parents’ Choice award for marketing healthy food to children, along with Produce Marketing Association Australia-New Zealand and The Wiggles for the launch of the Pick Right. Feel Bright! campaign during National Nutrition Week.

Congratulations to our President Barbara Ward

National and NSW President Barbara Ward has received an Appreciation Award for her Voluntary Work in the Community in the inaugural Commonwealth Bank Treasurers’ Awards 2015, which was presented by Prime Minister The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP and Mr David Coleman MP Member for Banks.

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

 

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

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