New healthy eating cookbook launched
The Eat for Health cookbook is part of the Agency’s new Shape Up Australia obesity prevention initiative.
A new cookbook to help families prepare quick, tasty and healthy meals has been launched by the Australian National Preventive Health Agency.
The Eat for Health cookbook is part of the Agency’s new Shape Up Australia obesity prevention initiative and contains 33 recipes based on the latest nutrition and serving size information developed in the new Australian Dietary Guidelines.
Each recipe displays icons that tell you, at a glance, how many serves of the five food groups the meal contains.
Shape Up Australia and the Eat for Health cookbook are aimed at helping Australians find credible, evidenced-based information on healthy eating and active living.
“There’s a lot of nutrition information available to consumers,” Australian National Preventive Health Agency CEO, Louise Sylvan said.
“While it’s great for families to have choice, it is also important that they are getting the right information in a simple and practical format.
“Today six in ten Australian adults and 25% of Australian children are now classified as overweight or obese. By eating healthier, they will reduce the risk of developing some cancers, type 2 diabetes and heart disease.”
“We know it can be hard to balance work and a family, which is why the Agency has developed this cookbook as the first Shape Up Australia resource,” Ms Sylvan said.
The Eat for Health cookbook is now available as an onsert with the new Australian Women’s Weekly 15 Minutes Meals cookbook. A selection of Eat for Health recipes are also available in the latest Woman’s Day magazine and on the www.shapeup.gov.au website.
For more information on the Eat for Health cookbook and Shape Up Australia visit: www.shapeup.gov.au
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