Articles & Resources

Healthy Eating (& food guides)

Healthy Eating in Australia? (How well are Australians Eating?)
The Australian Food and Nutrition Monitoring Unit published the report "Comparison of Food and Nutrient Intake of Australians from 1983, 1985 and 1995 National Dietary Surveys" and can be downloaded from the website address above.

HEC Healthy Eating Pyramid - Adults (HEC Dietary Assessment Tool 1)

HEC Healthy Eating Pyramid - Children (HEC Dietary Assessment Tool 1)

Food Variety Score (HEC Dietary Assessment Tool 2)

HEC Healthy Eating Tips

New US Healthy Eating Pyramid 2005
Unlike previous versions of the US pyramid, this pyramid website helps you to choose the foods and amounts that are right for you. For a quick estimate of what and how much you need to eat, you enter your age, sex, and activity level in the MyPyramid Plan box. For a detailed assessment of your food intake and physical activity level, click on MyPyramid Tracker. Since it is a US pyramid, all quantities are in ounces which can be confusing for people accustomed to grams and mls.

New Nutrition Healing Foods Pyramid 2005

Healthy Eating is difficult for some people (Malnutrition occurs in developed countries)

Australian guide to healthy eating 1998

Australian Core Food Groups 1995

CSIRO 12345+ food & nutrition plan (background)

CSIRO 12345+ food pyramid
(for weight loss, varying energy intakes during childhood, adolescence, adulthood, pregnancy, lactation)

Fat intakes - how much is recommended

Food Variety - what, how and why

Food Guides Compared

Healthy Eating Pyramid (Australian Nutrition Foundation)

Healthy Eating Pyramid for Vegetarians (Australian Nutrition Foundation)

Diets of Ancient Greeks and Olympic Athletes


Better Health Channel Fact sheets
- Food requirements during different life stages
- Food variety is part of a healthy diet
- Healthy eating for children aged 4-11
- Healthy eating for adults
- Weight loss needs a healthy approach

The Healthy Eating Club is the nutrition content provider for the Victorian Government Health website
"Better Health Channel" (BHC) in Australia. The BHC produce Fact Sheets with our help for the general public. They have kindly given us permission to link these articles to our website. The relevant BHC fact sheets are linked under each heading as well as under one heading at the bottom of the "Food & Nutrition Information" index page.