Step. 2 ‘EAT’ Want to take the first steps to improving your health?

Evidence suggests Australians need to eat more:

  • vegetables and legumes/beans
  • fruits
  • wholegrain cereals
  • reduced fat milk, yoghurt, cheese
  • fish, seafood, poultry, eggs, legumes/beans (including soy), and nuts and seeds.
  • red meat (young females only) Ladies more red meat 

Evidence suggests Australians need to eat less:

  • starchy vegetables (i.e. there is a need to include a wider variety of different types and colours of vegetables)  ie. Beans, Beets, Carrots, Corn, Green Peas, White potatos. 
  • refined cereals ie. Those supermarket bought cereals
  • high and medium fat dairy foods
  • red meats (adult males only) Men need to cut down on those steaks 
  • food and drinks high in saturated fat, added sugar, added salt, or alcohol (e.g. fried foods, most take-away foods from quick service restaurants, cakes and biscuits, chocolate and confectionery, sweetened drinks).

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