Promoting good nutrition

Western Australian adults agree that knowing more about cooking and preparing healthy foods would help them and their families to eat a healthier diet.

Help is available from the healthy cooking program Food Sensations (external site). The program provides a hands–on learning experience to give participants a better understanding of healthy eating and the skills involved in purchasing and preparation of healthier foods.

For school students in WA:

Support for healthy food choices at work Healthier Workplace WA (external site).

LiveLighter® (external site) encourages WA adults to make changes to what they eat and drink and ways to eat well together as a family.

Choosing healthy food

Guidelines for healthy eating (external site) promote eating of a wide variety of nutritious foods from the five food groups:

  • vegetables and legumes/beans
  • fruit
  • grain (cereal) foods, mostly wholegrain
  • lean meats and poultry, fish, eggs, tofu, nuts and seeds, and legumes/beans
  • milk, yoghurt, cheese and/or their alternatives.

Understanding food labels (external site) can help choices of food to avoid unnecessary: 

  • saturated fat 
  • added salt
  • added sugar
  • added kilojoules.

Food labels (external site) can provide reliable information:

Food safety is regulated in WA to protect your health.