Media releases

The latest campaign news

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.

Media releases 2017

Millennials: Fancy some home cooking with your café culture?
Millennials were called out for their café-hopping habits in 2016 – and this year, on the back of new research, dietitians are urging young Aussies to translate their love of food into their own kitchen, striking a balance between the café culture and home cooking. Media release

Kitchen creativity helps Aussies reach health goals

More than a third of Australians would like to eat more vegetables, according to research commissioned by the Dietitians Association of Australia, as part of their Australia’s Healthy Weight Week (AHWW) campaign. Media release

Launch event: Australia’s Healthy Weight Week – tenth anniversary
Join Australia’s Healthy Weight Week (AHWW) ambassadors Dr Andrew Rochford and Sprout duo – celebrity cook Callum Hann and dietitian Themis Chryssidis – at the Dietitians Association of Australia’s national launch of the 10th AHWW campaign. Media release

Dietitians: We’re surrounded by food porn, but let’s tap into our Dietary Guidelines

It’s not exactly news that, as a nation, we’re trying our luck with fad diets, but a new survey reveals just how few of us have turned to our country’s Australian Dietary Guidelines to help us eat better. Media release

Research: Aussie dads in the kitchen boost kids’ health

New research has revealed Aussie dads take on a greater responsibility for cooking than men without children, highlighting the important contribution dads make to their family and the positive influence they have on their kids’ health. Media release

Don’t worry, lowering the bar on home cooking is still healthy

Despite the benefits of home cooking, a new survey shows cooking at home is lower on the ‘to do’ list of many Aussies looking to improve their health in 2017, prompting dietitians to suggest… Media release

Network Ten celebrities invite Aussies to take part in Healthy Weight Week

The Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) has today announced that some very famous friends of Network Ten’s children’s cooking show, Crocamole, are getting behind this year’s Australia’s Healthy Weight Week (AHWW) campaign …Media release

New research: Cooking shows kick goals (23 Jan)

As celebrity cooking shows gear up for more ratings wins in 2017, dietitians are encouraging Aussies to buy into the hype, with Australian-first research showing they could be a powerful weapon in motivating people to eat more vegetables. Media release

Aussies wasting time and money on pricey fad diets (11 Jan)

New research shows many Australians are turning to costly quick-fixes for weight loss, prompting dietitians to warn against wasting money on short-lived weight loss results. Media release

Research – Young Aussies jump on the fad diet bandwagon (5 Jan)

Young Australians seem immune to the warnings about dubious ‘A list’ diets, with new research showing they are more likely to jump on the fad diet bandwagon, compared with older Australians. Media release.

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Australia’s Healthy Weight Week 2017 Infographic

ahww infographic 2017

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