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It is important to have a balanced diet and to eat a wide variety of nutritious foods to maintain a healthy weight and a healthy lifestyle. A great resource to find out more information on this is the Australian Guide to Healthy Eating.

The Australian Guide To Healthy Eating 

Guideline 1:

To achieve and maintain a healthy weight, be physically active and choose amounts of nutritious food and drinks to meet your energy needs.

Guideline 2:

Enjoy a wide variety of nutritious foods from these five food groups every day

• Plenty of vegetables of different types and colours, and legumes/beans

• Fruit

• Grain (cereal) foods, mostly wholegrain and/or high cereal fibre varieties, such as breads, cereals, rice, pasta,

noodles, polenta, couscous, oats, quinoa and barley

• Lean meats and poultry, fish, eggs, tofu, nuts and seeds, and legumes/beans

• Milk, yoghurt, cheese and/or their alternatives, mostly reduced fat (reduced fat milks are not suitable for

children under the age of 2 years)

And drink plenty of water.

Australian Diatary Guidelines

Guideline 3:

Limit intake of foods containing saturated fat, added salt, added sugars and alcohol.

Guideline 4:

Encourage, support and promote breastfeeding.

Guideline 5:

Care for your food; prepare and store it safely.

Australian Diatary Guidelines 

 

Rural City of Murray Bridge Healthy Catering Policy

Murray Bridge Council has a Healthy Catering Policy that ensures that healthy options are always available at Council meetings, workshops, community events run by or partnered by Council and Council operated facilities.

The aim of this policy is to increase the availability of healthy food and drink choices and to encourage and support the community to make food and drink choices that will impact positively on their health. To assist with choosing healthy catering options to provide, a Healthy Catering Resource has been created which lists all of the healthy options provided by local caterers and the approximate costs. 

Healthy Catering Resources

Community Foodies

Community Foodies is a nutrition program that supports communities to make healthier food choices by training and supporting volunteer community members (foodies) to act as agents for change.Photograph OPAL Eat A Rainbow

Foodies promote four key nutrition messages.

1. Eat More Fruit and vegetables.

2. Eat breakfast everyday.

3. Drink more water.

4. Eat more whole foods.

Community Foodies 

 

Community Gardens

Ngragi Wal

25 Joyce Street

MURRAY BRIDGE SA 5253

Rowena James

08 8535 6800

Our Wellbeing Place

108 Swanport Road

MURRAY BRIDGE SA 5253

08 8532 3470

Murray Bridge Community Centre Inc.

18 Beatty Terrace

MURRAY BRIDGE SA 5253

Amanda Walker

08 8531 1799

Pomberuk Bush Tucker Garden

Wharf Road

MURRAY BRIDGE SA 5253

08 8531 1999

 

Murray Bridge Farmers Market

Looking for something to do on a Saturday morning? Wanting to source fresh and local ingredients for your cooking? Visit the Murray Bridge Farmers Market at the Wharf Precinct, Wharf Road Murray Bridge. Open every Saturday morning from 8am until 12noon.

Don't miss out on Grubby Gloves which is a free event that runs at the market on the last Saturday or every month. This event is aimed at making, creating and exploring the elements of fun surrounding fresh produce.

Photograph OPAL Murray Bridge Farmers Market Murray Bridge Farmers Market

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