Healthy Eating

Healthy eating contributes to general good health, growth and development and the prevention of chronic disease and disability. If your diet is poor, you are at an increased risk of developing one or more of a range of health problems, including:

  • Coronary heart disease
  • Stroke
  • High blood pressure
  • High blood cholesterol
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Osteoporosis and
  • Some cancers


The Australian Dietary Guidelines use the best available scientific evidence to provide information on the types and amounts of foods, food groups and dietary patterns that aim to:

  • promote health and wellbeing
  • reduce the risk of diet-related conditions
  • reduce the risk of chronic disease.

The Guidelines are for use by health professionals, policy makers, educators, food manufacturers, food retailers and researchers.

The content of the Australian Dietary Guidelines applies to all healthy Australians, as well as those with common diet-related risk factors such as being overweight. They do not apply to people who need special dietary advice for a medical condition, or to the frail elderly.

Click on the links below for more information:

Recommended Dietary Intakes including energy (kJ) as recommended by the National Health and Medical Research Council

Healthy recipes

Useful links

Comments are closed.