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Workshop – How to make vegies your friend?

How to eat a balanced diet rich in veg that includes healthier amounts of meat?

We know optimal health is best achieved and maintained through balanced eating and living.

Did you know the average Australian is eating too much meat, in fact twice that which is recommended in our dietary guidelines and almost three times the world average.

Do you also know that the 2012 Health Report indicated that only one in 10 Australians aged 14yrs+ eat their 5 serves of daily veg.

How much veg are you eating?  Do you understand the pros and cons of reducing meat consumption.

Read on for info on a practical and thought-provoking workshop on the ‘how to’ of creating a balanced diet that is rich in veg and includes healthier amounts of meat.

In this workshop you will:

  1. Find out what the term balanced diet really means in day-to-day eating?
  2. Discover why making veg your friend can improve your health and reduce your risk of chronic disease.
  3. Learn simple and practical strategies for getting more veg into your daily meals.
  4. Discover just how much meat can be included in a balanced healthy diet.

What are the details?

  • When:  19th March 2014
  • Time: 7.30-9pm
  • Where: Darling Street Health Centre, 1/51 Darling Street, Balmain East, 2041

Raising awareness of Meat Free Week

  • The workshop sought to raise awareness of Meat Free Week.
  • Jan McLeod was on the panel of Experts in her role as a Nutritionist for Meat Free Week.
  • Meat Free Week is a national week from 24-30 March dedicated to raising awareness of the amount of meat Australians eat and the impact it has on human health, the environment and the welfare of animals. Participants are sponsored to go without meat, including seafood, for seven days in order to raise funds for one of three leading charities – Bowel Cancer Australia (health), The Australian Conservation Foundation (environment) and Voiceless, the animal protection institute (animal welfare).

Jan McLeod, Nutritionist & Health Coach support for Meat Free Week

  • “As a nutritionist and health coach, I am passionate about mindful eating and living, understanding where and how your food is grown, if it’s in season, what it contains, how you respond to it and how much you need of it in your daily diet.  I also believe the words balance, variety, quality and moderation are synonymous with a healthy diet. 
  • “We all know that having a diet rich in plant food promotes health and reduces your risk of chronic disease, but many Australians do not eat the recommended five serves of daily vegetables. So I encourage participants to see Meat Free Week as an opportunity to not only improve your health, but to also discover the smell, sight, texture and taste of a wider variety of plant-based foods.”

How to book?

This workshop is now closed.

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