Taking care of our health during National Nutrition Week

Did you know that only 7.5% of Aussies eat enough veggies?⁠⁠
This week is National Nutrition Week, and Aussies are being encouraged to increase their vegetable consumption to the recommended 5 serves per day. ⁠⁠
Veggies play a HUGE role in how we feel physically and mentally. They can boost your mood and protect against disease by providing us with key nutrients to support our health.⁠⁠
According to the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), well-planned eating practices help everyone train and play hard, stay healthy, injury free and compete at their best.⁠⁠
That’s why we are encouraging everyone to up their veggie intake! It may not be easy but it is worth a go! ⁠⁠
Try adding an extra cup of veg to your dinner tonight or even try a new vegetable or recipe! Try a new recipe. Get in the kitchen and enjoy a meal with family or friends.⁠⁠
If you need hep with cooking attend on of the Nutrition Australia cooking classes this week, or visit their recipe hub – we recommend the avocado chips and pumpkin fettuccine!⁠⁠
For more information visit tryfor5.org.au ⁠⁠
If you want further information on sports nutrition, the AIS provide a number of free resources and information specifically about sports nutrition on their website including research, recipes and tips at http://www.ais.gov.au/nutrition⁠⁠

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