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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

Nutrition Australia and the Produce Marketing Association call on Australians to take the pledge to eat more veg!

MEDIA RELEASE

Nutrition Australia is encouraging Australians to ‘Pick Right’ and ‘Feel Bright’ for National Nutrition Week by committing to eating five serves of vegetables every day for one week, with registrations now open for the ‘Try For 5’ challenge.

Fun is on the menu with new Holiday Inn kids menu

Take a look at the fun, tasty and nutritionally-balanced new kids menu we've developed with Holiday Inn hotels!

  

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.
 

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