Nutrition plays a vital role in our health by providing essential vitamins and nutrients and fuelling the body for every day activities and growth. Some interesting fact sheets on nutrition and health are located at the bottom of this page.
Healthy EatingEating plenty of fruit and vegetables

Eating plenty of fruit and vegetables not only contributes to good health, but also protects against a number of diseases and helps maintain a healthy weight.

Most Australians eat only half the amount of fruit and vegetables recommended for good health. Adults need to eat at least 2 serves of fruit and 5 serves of vegetables each day. The amount children need depends on their age. Visit the Go for 2 & 5 website to find out more about the benefits of fruit and vegetables, nifty ways to get more fruit and vegies into your day along with some super simple tasty recipes.

Good nutrition can reduce your chance of developing cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and other serious illness. Eating more than you need leads to weight gain and obesity, and a range of health problems, including heart disease and type 2 diabetes.

We now know that eating well can help to protect us against a number of cancers. There is no one food that can protect against cancer, therefore a wide variety of healthy food is recommended. Cancer Council WA supports the recommendations in The Australian Guide to Healthy Eating (developed by the Australian Government, Department of Health and Ageing). Eating well means enjoying a wide variety of foods and drinks from the five main food groups, and knowing what to limit or avoid. Click here to find out more.

Information sheets:

Healthy eating and body fat
Eating and drinking during and after sport
Healthy hydration

Additional websites:
Act Belong Commit
Calorie counter and weight loss calculator
Calorie King
Draw the line
Go for 2 and 5
Living lighter
Nutrition Australia
Recipe Community
Recipe finder
Shape up
Swap It WA
The Healthy Chef