We believe that all food is good. Eating ‘well’ is about eating a variety of foods, and balancing the calories or energy you put into your body with what your body uses. Different people have different energy requirements depending on their age, gender and physical activity levels, so eating well will be different for everyone.
Maintaining a Balanced Diet
Eating well is all about providing our bodies with a balance of nutrients to help them function well and keep us feeling great!
Maintaining a balanced diet can be simple. Choose lots of fresh fruit and vegetables and include plenty of nutrient-rich reduced fat dairy foods, wholegrain breads and cereals, and lean meats or alternatives. The Australian Dietary Guidelines for Children and Adolescents (.pdf 1.6mb), and the Dietary Guidelines for Australian Adults (.pdf 1.1mb), provide simple recommendations to help you choose healthy foods and achieve a balanced diet.
Looking for more specific information?
- The role of dairy in a balanced diet
- The role of juice in a balanced diet
- The role of soy in a balanced diet
To help consumers understand the role our products play in their diets, we have rolled out the Australian Food and Grocery Council’s Daily Intake Guide on our products. The Daily Intake Guide makes healthy eating easier by providing a better view of what’s in your food and drinks.
The daily intake values are based on an average adult’s daily requirement of 8700kJ. While your daily intakes may be higher or lower depending on your energy needs, the Daily Intake Guide can help you make more informed decisions. Find out more about the Guide and your individual daily intake needs here.
It’s important to combine eating well with regular physical activity. The National Physical Activity Guidelines encourage adults to enjoy 30 minutes or more of moderate to intense physical activity on most (preferably all) days of the week. This can be split into three 10 minute sessions and can include walking, running, cycling and dancing, to name a few.