Reason For Learning
Healthy eating is associated with lower rates of disease and increased health status. Inadequate food intake is emerging as a key behavioural determinant contributing considerably to burden of disease in Australia, particularly with regards to obesity, cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. The prevalence of these conditions is high and is predicted to increase if food behaviours are not modified among many Australians.
• The role of Australia’s governments in promoting healthy eating through: the information provided by nutrition surveys and how it is used; the Australian Guide to Healthy Eating and Dietary Guidelines for Australian Adults;
• The role of Australia’s non-government agencies, including Nutrition Australia, in providing dietary advice to promote healthy eating;
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