World Salt Awareness Week 29 Feb - 6 March 2016

AWASH is the Australian division of the World Action on Salt and Health. AWASH week aims to encourage us to reduce our salt intake. The average Australian eats 9 g of salt per day. This is double the suggested dietary target (SDT) of 4g per day. Lowering your salt intake has plenty of health benefits. Most people are surprised how quickly their taste buds adjust and they come to enjoy the new flavours in their food.

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Coeliac Awareness Week 13-20 March 2016

Do you suffer from: Tiredness? Frequent gastro upsets (vomiting, diarrhoea, tummy pain, constipation)? Anaemia or other nutritional deficiencies? If you answered yes, have you been checked for Coeliac Disease? An estimated 1 in 70 Australians have Coeliac Disease. Yet only 20% have been diagnosed.

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Year of the Pulses, 2016

2016 is the International Year of Pulses. The Australian Dietary Guidelines encourage us to eat a wider variety of foods. Legumes can be a valuable, non animal source of protein as well as a vegetable serve. Many Australians still do not eat enough vegetables. Dietitians recommend people eat legumes and pulses at least 2-3 times a week because of their wonderful health benefits.

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Feeling Great in February with Australia's Healthy Weight Week

Dietitians and Nutritionists promote Australia's Healthy Weight Week to encourage Australian's to eat more home cooked meals and check their portion sizes. The benefits include healthy body weight, weight loss, a more nutritious diet, increased savings and quality time spent with the family.

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Are you ready for a break from booze?

Febfast aims to raise funds for disadvantaged young people through a commitment to abandoning beer and bubbles throughout the month of February. Giving up alcohol has many health benefits including better sleep, weight loss, improved energy levels, increased alertness and improved concentration.

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Good Food for Exam Performance

Needing to focus on study for top exam performance? Your eating habits can boost your results. Eating well improves mental alertness and fuels your body and brain for quality study. Try these super food tactics:

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World Food Day

World Food Day is celebrated on Friday October 16. It is a day of international action against hunger. The official goal of the day is to "heighten public awareness of the world food problem and strengthen solidarity in the struggle against hunger, malnutrition and poverty."

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Nutrition Week 11- 17th October

October 11- 17 is Australia's National Nutrition Week and the theme this year focuses on encouraging Australians to eat more fruits and vegetables.

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