We all know that junk food is bad for us. But what should we be eating?

There is a widely agreed ‘recipe’ for healthy eating—five food groups that dieticians recommend you dip into every day. These are: vegetables, fruit, grains, dairy, and a protein source such as meat or eggs (or beans if you are vegetarian). Check out this website: https://au.reachout.com/articles/how-to-make-healthy-food-choices for a great foodie chart.

How we eat also matters. Most of us recognise what hunger feels like, but some of us are not good at ‘feeling’ our body’s messages that we are full and it’s time to stop eating.

Birthday cake every day is too much sugar. But we should not feel guilty for enjoying it at a birthday party—especially our own.

Why is a positive attitude to all food important? Because as a society we have come to think of some foods as ‘treats’ (think birthday cake) and others as ‘boring’ (think broccoli).

But what if we decided that a carrot is a treat? Or if we bought a punnet of strawberries instead of an ice-cream?

Being healthy isn’t just about the way you look or how much you weigh. It’s about eating a wide variety of foods and enjoying every mouthful. Check out this website: https://lovewhatyoueat.com.au/