Non-government agencies are not directly funded by the government, and also play a role in many aspects of promoting healthy eating, such as:
While you only have to learn specifically about the role of Nutrition Australia, it is good to be aware that other NGOs contribute to healthy eating in Australia.
Provide evidence based nutritional information and advice to the Australian community. Examples of some initiatives include:
Foods are visually grouped in four tiers in an easy-to-understand pyramid:
It also encourages drinking water, consuming herbs and spices, and limiting salt and added sugars.
The Heart Foundation aims to reduce premature death and suffering from heart and blood vessel disease in Australia. Two methods they help achieve this are:
Its website provides information about changing diets and nutrition to reduce risk or impact of diabetes, including healthier recipes. It provides group activities and camps for adults, adolescents and children with different forms of diabetes, and a Shopping Tour where dieticians take a group through Coles to help educate them on what to eat to help manage their diabetes.
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