About The Quiz

The Healthy Eating Quiz is a general guide, designed to help you rate how healthy your eating habits are. It will help to identify areas in which you are already eating a wide variety of foods and areas where you may be able to improve. At the end of the quiz, you will receive a score with general feedback on your current eating patterns. It will also give you suggestions for ways to increase the variety of foods in your diet.

You can do the quiz more than once. Come back and visit the quiz in a few weeks after you have tried the tips and see if your numbers improve.

Welcome to the Healthy Eating Quiz!

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 Australian Dietary Guidelines confirm that a higher diet quality, as indicated by a higher score on the healthy eating Quiz, is associated with better health and well-being.

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) or for anyone under the age of 2 years. 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 currently contains a list of Australian foods however, people from other countries can access the quiz. You need to keep in mind some of the common foods from your country may not be listed. When completing it, take note of the number of similar foods, particularly from the fruit, vegetables and wholegrain groups from your country that you usually eat each week. Your true score is likely to be your Australian Healthy Eating Quiz score plus this number. Feel free to add any common foods from your country into the section at the end which asks for any foods that you often eat that were not listed

The Healthy Eating Quiz was developed by the nutrition and dietetics research team at the School of Health Sciences in the Faculty of Health and Medicine and the Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition at the University of Newcastle.

How will the results be used?

At the University of Newcastle, our nutrition and dietetics 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.


This information has satisfied the requirements for the Dietitians Association of Australia’s process of endorsement. For expert nutrition and dietary advice contact an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD). Visit 'Find an Accredited Practising Dietitian' at www.daa.asn.au or call 1800 812 942.