Junk Food [Insert name and organisation] On behalf

Junk Food [Insert name and organisation] On behalf

Junk Food [Insert name and organisation] On behalf of the LiveLighter team: Heart Foundation and Cancer Council WA Summary

What foods should we be eating? What is junk food? What is the issue with junk food? What is a serve of junk food? Is healthy eating really more expensive? Healthy vs. unhealthy meal comparisons Tips

Junk food resources Background information What should we be eating? What is junk food? High energy nutrient poor foods that are not needed for good health Should only be consumed occasionally and in small amounts

Examples include hot chips, pies, chocolate, cakes, biscuits etc Whats the issue with junk food? Increases the risk of overweight and obesity, bringing heart disease, type 2

diabetes and cancer closer Whats the issue with junk food? 95% of Australians are eating too much

junk food 35% of an adults (and 41% of a childs) energy intake comes from junk food 28% of the average household food budget is spent of fast food and eating out Whats the issue with junk food?

Too convenient Too tasty Available everywhere Heavily promoted So commonly consumed we often dont notice when we eat it Whats a serve of junk food? 2x

1x x 6x 1x 1 x small piece (30g)

Whats a serve of junk food? serve x 1 x small x x

Is eating healthy really more expensive? Is eating healthy really more expensive? Healthy vs. unhealthy Nutrition vs value for money?

Lets have a closer look.. Healthy vs. unhealthy Homemade Takeaway Healthy vs. unhealthy In one serve Energy

Total fat Saturated fat Veg serves $

Healthy option: Homemade Burger 1968 kJ 11.8 g 3g 2

$3.65 Junk option: Large take away burger 3803 kJ 54.9 g 15.7 g

< $7.50 Which of these options would be more filling? What should I drink? Tips to avoid the junk food trap

Plan ahead Bring healthy food from home

Carry a piece of fruit or nuts in your bag Carry a water bottle with you Avoid highly processed packaged food Write a shopping list and stick to it! Do a big cook-up and freeze individual portions for a quick meal Conclusion

Eating junk foods can cause weight gain and replace healthier foods in the diet For most people there is no room for junk food Focus on the 5 essential food groups for good health

Opt for water as your beverage of choice Make homemade versions of typical takeaway foods (e.g. healthy pizza or burger) How to get more information?

Visit the LiveLighter junk food page: https ://livelighter.com.au/The-Facts/About-Junk-Food Email: [email protected] Other helpful websites Australian Dietary Guidelines https://www.nhmrc.gov.au/guidelines-publications/n55 World Health Organisation http://www.who.int/nutrition/publications/nutrient/en/ Eat for Health https://www.eatforhealth.gov.au/food-essentials/discretionaryfood-and-drink-choices

Junk food resources https://livelighter.com.au/The-Facts/About-Junk-Food

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