Australia’s Healthy Weight Week 2016

15-21 February 2016 is Australia’s Health Weight Week and this year it’s all about getting back into the kitchen and cooking your way to good health!

Research shows that people who prepare meals at home tend to eat less fat, sugar and salt, and eat more serves of veggies than those who eat out frequently. They also tend to eat fewer calories overall, which makes it easier to maintain a healthy weight.

Need a little inspiration to help you get your Jamie Oliver on? Checkout the excellent Australia’s Healthy Weight Week Cookbook: “Every Day Healthy – Seasonal Fresh and Tasty” which you can download here for FREE

Co-written by Celebrity chef Callum Hann and Accredited Practicing Dietitian, Themis Chryssidis, this cookbook is jam-packed with delicious, quick, simple and healthy recipes and loads of nutrition tips.

And once you’ve created your home-cooked masterpiece, why not snap a picture of it and share it on Instagram – you’ll not only impress your friends with your culinary skills – but you could win some serious prizes! All you need to do is upload the photo of your meal to Instagram between 15-21st February 2016, with the hashtags #AHWW and #cookingchallenge, and make sure you’re following @dietitians_association_aus.

Visit the Australian Healthy Weight Week website to find about more local events, and for plenty of healthy eating resources including a 7 day meal plan, nutrition tips and healthy eating fact sheets. You can also sign up for the Australia’s Healthy Weight Week 10 week challenge.

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