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- The importance of eating well
- General guidelines for healthy eating
General guidelines for healthy eating
The five key recommendations in the Australian Dietary Guidelines are outlined below. These are for the general adult population. People with cancer may need to be more flexible about their food choices.
|Achieve and maintain a healthy weight by being physically active and choosing nutritious food and drinks to meet your energy needs.|
|Enjoy a wide variety of nutritious food from the five food groups every day.|
|Limit your intake of alcohol and food containing saturated fat, added salt and added sugars.|
|Encourage, support and promote breastfeeding.|
|Care for your food – prepare and store it safely.|
This diagram is based on the National Health and Medical Research Council’s Australian Guide to Healthy Eating – see eatforhealth.gov.au.
Jenelle Loeliger, Head of Nutrition and Speech Pathology Department, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, VIC; Rebecca Blower, Public Health Advisor, Cancer Prevention, Cancer Council Queensland, QLD; Julia Davenport, Consumer; Irene Deftereos, Senior Dietitian, Western Health, VIC; Lynda Menzies, A/Senior Dietitian – Cancer Care (APD), Sunshine Coast University Hospital, QLD; Caitriona Nienaber, 13 11 20 Consultant, Cancer Council WA; Janice Savage, Consumer.
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