Australia’s Healthy Weight Week (AHWW), which runs in February each year is an initiative of the Dietitians Association of Australia. The aim of the campaign is straight-forward: to encourage more Australians to cook at home as a way to help achieve and maintain a healthy weight.
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 healthier weight.
Australians are encouraged to get involved in the campaign by making a health pledge, challenging themselves to cook at home for a week and visiting one of the hundreds of free healthy weight week events hosted by Accredited Practising Dietitians around the country.
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