The importance of variety in healthy eating
No single food contains all the nutrients we need to stay healthy. Some foods are higher in nutrients than others and people who have a lot of variety in the foods they eat are more likely to be healthy and to stay healthy. In other words, if you can eat a large variety of vegetables as opposed to only 2-3 types of vegetables, the benefits are much greater. This type of diet also helps you to feel better, think better and perform better during your usual daily activities.
The Quiz has been developed for the general population and is not suitable for those with specific medical or nutritional needs (eg. Coeliac disease, food allergies). If you have specific dietary requirements it is recommended you seek the advice of an Accredited Practising dietitian. http://daa.asn.au/for-the-public/find-an-apd/
Who developed the Healthy Eating Quiz?
The Healthy Eating Quiz was developed by the nutrition research team at the School of Health Sciences in the Faculty of Health at the University of Newcastle. The team members are:
Professor Clare Collins
Professor Collins is a professor of Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Newcastle. She is a co-director of the Priority Research Centre in Physical Activity and Nutrition at the University of Newcastle, and she is also a Fellow of the Dietitians Association of Australia.
Dr Jane Watson
Dr Watson is a research dietitian at the University of Newcastle. She is also an Accredited Practising Dietitian.
Dr Maya Guest
Dr Guest is the Program Convener for the Bachelor of Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety at the University of Newcastle.
How will the results be used?
At the University of Newcastle, our nutrition research team will use the results to find the healthiest eaters in Australia. Will it be the women, the men, children or adolescents? Come back later this year to find out the results.