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Nutrition and healthy living

What you eat can make a difference to your health and wellbeing. A healthy diet can lower your risk of developing health problems. It can also help manage existing health problems like heart disease and diabetes.

When you eat healthy foods, it can help you feel physically and mentally well.

Learn more about eating and drinking for good health, including important nutrients, how to maintain a healthy weight and the current alcohol guidelines.

Eating healthy food can help reduce your risk of health problems. It can also improve your mental health. Research shows that eating a healthy diet including coloured vegetables, whole fruits, wholegrains, nuts, seeds, low-fat dairy, seafood and lean meats can help protect against many chronic diseases. It’s also important to limit saturated fats, sugars and salt. Small changes to your eating habits over time, combined with increased physical activity, can make a big difference to your health and wellbeing. Learn more about good nutrition, healthy eating, responsible drinking and maintaining a healthy weight. Read more

Your body needs many vitamins and minerals to stay healthy. Learn more about important nutrients for women, and nutrition at different life stages. Read more

Alcohol can affect your body in many ways, depending on factors like your age, family history, body type and how much you drink. Learn more about the Australian alcohol guidelines, how alcohol can affect your health and tips for drinking less. Read more

Having a healthy weight is important for your overall health. Learn more about how you can reach and maintain a healthy waist measurement. Read more

This con­tent has been reviewed by a group of med­ical sub­ject mat­ter experts, in accor­dance with Jean Hailes pol­i­cy.