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Health and Wellbeing Tips

Healthy eating

Healthy eating tips

Want to eat healthily but don't know where to start? The key to healthy eating is to eat a variety of foods. This will help you achieve a well-balanced diet and good nutrition and help prevent disease.

Check out some of these tips and tricks and start enjoying the benefits of a healthier diet.

Healthy recipes

LiveLighter aims to encourage Australian adults to lead healthier lifestyles - to make simple changes to what they eat and drink, and to be more active.

Also check out the Better Health Channel website for hundreds of healthy meal ideas. You can search by meal type, ingredients, dietary requirements and more.

 

Community gardens

Community gardens are places where people come together to grow food. The benefits of involvement in community gardens include improved health and wellbeing, environmental sustainability, food security, social inclusion, education and training, economic development, cultural vitality and community resilience.

More information on community gardens

 

Getting active

Whether it's riding a bike, walking or playing in a local park, getting out and about in your community is easy and can be more fun that you think! Click on the links below to get started.

Helpful websites

Parents' Voice 
Parents’ Voice is an online network of parents who are interested in improving the food and activity environments of Australian children.

The Healthy Eating Advisory Service
The Healthy Eating Advisory Service aims to help organisations provide and promote healthier foods and drinks to improve the health of all Victorians.

Australia's Physical Activity Guidelines
The Department of Health have factsheets for every age group about how much physical activity is needed to for long term positive health and wellbeing.

Grow and Thrive Resources
Grow and Thrive provides information on children's learning, health and development for early childhood educators, primary teachers and families.

Australian Dietary Guidelines 
Australian Dietary Guidelines provides advice about the amount and kinds of foods that we need to eat for health and wellbeing.

Better Health Channel  
Better Health Channel provides health and medical information to improve the health and wellbeing of people and the communities they live in.

Nutrition Australia
Nutrition Australia provides a range of information, resources and services to support healthy eating.

VicHealth
Vichealth A world-first health promotion foundation, VicHealth focuses on promoting good health and preventing chronic disease.

Cancer Council
Cancer Council Victoria provides a range of information such as how to prevent cancers, support services and living with cancer.

Diabetes Australia
Diabetes Australia Victoria is a consumer body representing people with diabetes in Victoria; includes information on the diabetes, local support groups, and links to health professionals.

Heart Foundation
Heart Foundation focuses on heart disease prevention for all Australians and provides information about making healthy choices and for those living with heart conditions.