Smart Eating Week

Smart Eating Week - Accredited Practising Dietitians and Dietitians Association of Australia

Food is one of the many joys of life, but our drive to eat food is a benevolent oppressor. Our primary reason to eat is to live. But we are constantly surrounded by tempting food options which drive us into eating habits that may cause us to live less long, less healthy, and less enjoyable lives in the long-run.

'Smart Eating' doesn't necessarily mean getting over your Brussels sprouts childhood trauma or leaving off the fatty side on lamb cutlets. Smart Eating means eating a wide variety of foods each day.

How smart do I eat?

The first thing that you may want to start with is the Healthy Eating Quiz.

It is designed to rate how healthy your eating habits are and it helps to identify areas in your diet that can be improved. At the end of the 5 min questionnaire, you’ll receive instant feedback on your eating habits and you’ll be able to compare to people your age. Your results will be stored in your dashboard, allowing you to track your changes over time.

How to eat Smart?

Once you have figured out how unbalanced your eating habits really are (even if you're drinking protein shakes everyday) you can go and search for smart eating recipes here. Smart Eating recipes are there to help you enjoy healthy eating. The recipes are simple, quick, delicious and they’ve been tested by Accredited Dietitians. If you are already a Smart Eating veteran, you can also submit recipes on this page!

Breakfast like a boss!

A good breakfast always helps to prepare you for a good day, it provides energy and nutrients like carbohydrate, fibre, vitamins and minerals. Fuzzy feeling and loose concentration are common from skipping your breakfast. Dietians Association of Australia has good tips on how to master your breakfast.

For futher information and local Accredited Practising Dietitians organised events happening during the week, visit the Smart Eating Week website and celebrate what ‘smart eating’ means in your community.