On this special day, I just want to quickly share with you a quote from the Heart Foundation in relation to heart disease risk reduction:
To reduce your risk of heart disease, the Heart Foundation recommends maintaining a balanced diet eating a variety of foods including 2 & 5 fruit and vegetables a day, wholegrains, lean meats, oily fish, low reduced or no fat dairy, nuts, seeds, legumes and oils. A healthy, balanced diet is just that – balanced. It does not involve cutting out any food group entirely.
Australian Guide to Healthy Eating 2013
Today is the official Registered Dietitian Day (Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, formerly American Dietetic Association). Although it’s celebrated mostly in the US, we are proudly honouring this profession here in Australia, too.
Quoted from DAA:
Accredited Practising Dietitians: The experts in nutrition
When it comes to selecting a healthy eating pattern there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach. DAA encourages Australians to take a longer-term view to nutrition and health, based on the recommendations of the Australian Dietary Guidelines, and to seek expert advice and support from an Accredited Practising Dietitian.
APDs are university-qualified in nutrition and dietetics, undertake continuing professional development in nutrition, and comply with DAA’s guidelines for best practice.
Have a wonderful day everyone- and Happy Dietitian’s Day to me and my fellow dietitians all over the world!
For more information on Registered Dietitian Day, click here.
To find an APD near you, click here.
For more information on the new Australian Guide to Healthy Eating, click here.
Eat for Health. 2013. Australian Guide to Healthy Eating. Available from https://www.eatforhealth.gov.au/sites/default/files/files/the_guidelines/n55i_australian_guide_to_healthy_eating.pdf
Heart Foundation. 2013. Heart Foundation response to claims in David Gillespie’s Toxic Oil.
Dietitians Association of Australia. 2013. Available from http://daa.asn.au/for-the-media/hot-topics-in-nutrition/food-and-nutrition-conspiracy-theories-wear-thin-with-nutrition-experts/.