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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 2016

Eating like a finals hero: Hawks reveal what it takes to fuel a premiership team

Hawthorn stars are kicking goals on the field and in the kitchen, with the finals favourites revealing their top home-cooked meals to fuel a gruelling finals series. Media Release

Dietitians: Save money by spring cleaning your pantry

The Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) is urging Australians to keep their pantry stocked with healthy staples to help minimize food waste, starting with a pantry clean-out to extend their food budget this spring. Media Release

New research: Diet habits of women with polycystic ovarian syndrome

New research has found women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) are on the wrong diet track, putting their health at risk. Media Release

Survey: Aussie men told to don an apron and ‘man up in the kitchen’ to improve health

The nation’s peak body for dietitians is calling on Australian men to ditch the takeaway and start cooking meals at home after a recent survey found one in four need to ‘man up in the kitchen’. Media Release

Join Mark Bickley and Michael Weldon today to launch Australia’s Healthy Weight Week: Rundle Mall, Adelaide

Mark Bickley, Michael Weldon and local cooking school Sprout are joining forces with the nation’s peak nutrition body, the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA), to launch its annual Australia’s Healthy Weight Week campaign in Adelaide on Monday 15 February. Media Release

Cooking at home = Prescription for healthy weight in 2016

New research shows more than half Australian adults are unhappy with their weight, with many wanting to eat better, trim portion sizes and cook at home more. Media Release

A healthy night in: The key to romance this Valentine’s Day

The nation’s nutrition experts recommend spoiling your loved one this Valentine’s Day with a nutritious home- cooked meal and a healthy lifestyle change. Media Release

2016: Fad diets are OUT and perfect portions are IN

Dietitians are calling on Australians to start the New Year with a bang by making this year’s resolution to forget fad diets and instead aim for perfect portions. Media Release

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Australia’s Healthy Weight Week 2016 Infographic

InfographicClick on the image above to download the pdf.