This week is Australia’s Healthy Weight Week – an initiative from the Dietitians Association of Australia to educate the Australia community about healthy eating and/or how to achieve a healthy size or weight. It is also a chance to celebrate the role and hard work Accredited Practising Dietitians put in to helping clients with this!
Why is this week so important? New research has found less than 1 in 4 Australians will be of a healthy weight by 2031-2032 and the cost of chronic disease is increasing dramatically. The latest national health survey found that only 7% of Australian adults meet the recommended serving of vegetables and only 49.8% meet the recommended serving of fruit daily (Source: ABS, 2015).
Check out the Australia’s Healthy Weight Week website (http://healthyweightweek.com.au/) to download their free 10 recipe cookbook from the boys at Sprout – APD Themis Chryssidis & celebrity cook Callum Hann!
There are lots of events happening around Australia this week that you can be involved in, have a look at the above website to find one near you!