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) 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 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.