Important dietary information for healthy living.
The Importance of Fruit and Vegetables
Eating plenty of fruit and vegies not only contributes to good health, but also protects against a number of diseases and helps maintain a healthy weight. To find out more about the benefits of fruit and vegies, nifty ways to get more fruit and vegies into your day, plus some super simple tasty recipes visit www.gofor2and5.com.au/.
Every kid deserves to be healthy and good food habits and daily physical activity are essential. To find out ways to keep your kids healthy visit www.healthykids.nsw.gov.au/.
Sustainable Food Choices
It is possible to make your food choices both good for you and also good for the environment. Check out Council's latest Healthy Living Guide for tips about food miles, food packaging and food waste.
Your heart needs care for life. A healthy heart is about enjoying a healthy lifestyle and making this part of your everyday life. To find out more about taking positive steps to reduce risk factors visit the Heart Foundation Website.
More than 3 million Australians have diabetes or pre-diabetes. Lifestyle factors such as unhealthy eating and lack of physical activity can contribute to the development of type 2 diabetes which accounts for 85 to 90% of all cases of diabetes. To find out ways to prevent diabetes visit www.diabetesnsw.com.au/#DiabetesPrevention.
Trans Fatty Acids
There is compelling evidence that trans fatty acids and saturated fatty acids increase bad cholesterol in our blood, a key indicator for heart disease. To find out more about trans fatty acids and the risks associated visit the Food Standard Website.
Information on trans fatty acids is also available on the Heart Foundation Website.
Publications available for download
The following heart foundation publications are also available for download: