As part of Australia’s Healthy Weight Week (13-19 February 2017), Australia’s dietitians want to inspire all Aussies to cook at home more often to achieve a healthy weight. Run by the Dietitians Association of Australia, this important week is all about getting the right advice and support for those looking to be a healthy weight – and who isn’t?
With many Australians aspiring to eat better in the New Year, the campaign aims to get people cooking at home more often. Research shows that people who prepare food at home are more likely to eat smaller portions and take in fewer kilojoules and less fat, salt and sugar. And in turn, this is more likely to result in a healthy weight.
This year’s AHWW will be the biggest ever with more events than ever being run by Accredited Practising Dietitians across the nation! Events include fun activities that promote achieving a healthy weight, such as fun runs, walks, kayaking, healthy breakfasts and morning teas, stalls, cooking demonstrations, games and displays. The list goes on!
Why not attend a local event and pick up some great giveaways such as exclusive AHWW recipe cards developed by Sprout duo, award willing celebrity cook Callum Hann and Accredited Practising Dietitian, Themis Chryssidis? There will also be recipe booklets, nutrition information and much more.
Download your free copy of our cookbook, Everyday Healthy II: Seasonal, Fresh & Tasty for recipes. Thank you to Sprout for the fabulous recipes. Ingredients for meals now available from Thomas Farms Kitchen.
DAA encourages Australians to post pictures of their healthy meals on Facebook and Instagram during January and February for a chance to win a trip for two to Adelaide. The prize includes a cooking session with AHWW ambassadors Spout at their hands-on, totally interactive cooking school just west of Adelaide CBD. Make sure you’re following DAA’s Instagram account.
Explore the AHWW website to access a range of free nutrition fact sheets with tips on budget eating, smart food swaps, healthy meal plans, home cooking and breakfast to name a few. There are also tips on eating better, moving more, understanding food packaging and how to assess your body weight. Why not try our AHWW 10 week challenge too?