It is never too late to change bad habits to healthier ones. Eating good quality, nutrient dense foods is essential for maintaining a healthy body and good quality of life. Bad eating habits can not only lead to life-threatening diseases, but can also cause fatigue, lack of motivation, depression and discomfort. Make the most out of life by enjoying the wonderful fresh produce Tasmania has to offer and aim for your 2 serves of fruit & 5 serves of vegies every day.
A standard serve is about 150g (350kJ) or:
Or only occasionally:
A standard serve is about 75g (100–350kJ) or:
As our bodies grow, develop and change throughout our life, so do our dietary requirements.The Australian Dietary Guidelines outline the basic requirements that we need throughout the different stages of our lifespan.
The Healthy Eating When You are Older webpage offers more information.
The Australian Guide to Healthy Eating provides information about the amount and kinds of food that you need to eat each day to get enough of the nutrients essential for good health and well-being. The Guide provides recommended serves from the five food groups to help you make the best choices. “Extra” foods should be avoided if you are trying to lose weight.
Click here to discover why nutrition is important for older adults.