Food and nutrition

Good food and nutrition is important to good health and wellbeing, and reduces the risk of disease. Healthy eating means choosing the right foods and knowing how much to have. Find out what we’re doing to help Australians make healthier food choices.

Eating what your body needs

Read about getting what you need and limiting what you don’t, whatever your age.

Eating well at home and out

Learn about healthy shopping, cooking, and takeaway.

What we’re doing to help you

See what we’re doing to help you make healthier food choices.

Reducing harmful ingredients

Find out how we’re working with industry to make processed foods healthier.

Did you know?

Only 1 in 13

adults eat enough fruit and vegetables

94%

of children aged 2 to 17 don't eat enough vegetables

One-third

of our energy intake comes from food we don’t need

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Latest resources

Latest resources

Healthy Food Partnership Program – Executive Committee communique – December 2022

This document presents a summary of discussions and decisions by the Healthy Food Partnership Program Executive Committee at its December 2022 meeting.

Food and Nutrition Report 2021–2022

The Food and Nutrition Report 2021–2022 details reporting outcomes and trend analysis from the 2021 Basic Daily Fee (BDF) Supplement in Residential Aged Care. This report is the second and final report of the series using the BDF and captures reporting outcomes across the full 2021–22 financial year
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Medical Research Future Fund – Professor Helen Christensen AO

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Quarterly Financial Report (QFR) technical webinar presentation

Technical information on the new Quarterly Financial Report (QFR) requirements for the aged care sector. Presenters discuss all segments of the QFR, including viability questions, quarterly financial statements, care costs and labour hours, and food and nutrition.