Healthy Eating Pyramid

Encourages all healthy Australians to enjoy a variety of foods from every food group, every day. This is a great partner to the healthy lifestyle enjoyed by the residents of the Lilydale Valley Views.

Nutrition Australia first introduced the Healthy Eating Pyramid in 1980, based on a ‘more to less’ concept developed in Sweden in the 1970s. It was designed as a simple, conceptual model for people to use as an introduction to adequate nutrition.

The Healthy Eating Pyramid is a simple visual guide to the types and proportion of foods that we should eat every day for good health.

It contains the five core food groups, plus healthy fats, according to how much they contribute to a balanced diet based on the Australian Dietary Guidelines which were published in 2013 While there isn’t a specific diet that is recommended for everybody, the Guidelines provide advice on the amounts and types of foods that we should consume every day for good health and to reduce our risk of diet-related diseases.

The Guidelines are based on the best available scientific evidence about food and nutrition. They apply to all healthy Australians, as well as those with common health conditions such as being overweight. They do not apply to people who need special dietary advice for a medical condition.

Recommended average number of standard serves per day:

Choose mostly whole foods or minimally-processed foods. These are the best choices because they still have most of their original nutritional value and limited added fat, sugar and/or salt.

Foods in the five foods groups are considered ‘core’ foods as they should make up the core of your diet. They can be eaten individually or combined to create meals, snacks and drinks.

For example we combine bread, cheese and salad to make a sandwich, and we can combine chicken, vegetables and rice to make a stir fry.

Plus, choose water as your main drink; and include small amounts of unsaturated fats, oils and spreads.

Choose mostly whole foods or minimally-processed foods. These are the best choices because they still have most of their original nutritional value and limited added fat, sugar and/or salt.

Foods in the five foods groups are considered ‘core’ foods as they should make up the core of your diet. They can be eaten individually or combined to create meals, snacks and drinks.

For example we combine bread, cheese and salad to make a sandwich, and we can combine chicken, vegetables and rice to make a stir fry.

Plus, choose water as your main drink; and include small amounts of unsaturated fats, oils and spreads.

Lilydale Valley Views is grateful for the detailed and technical data available from Nutrition Australia – Australian Dietary Guidelines 2013

2017-07-13T15:46:54+00:00

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