Australia’s Healthy Weight Week


Australia’s Healthy Weight Week (AHWW) is an annual initiative run by the Dieititian’s Association of Australia. AHWW runs from 15-26th February and is designed to increase the awareness of the importance of healthy eating for our overall health and well being, including disease prevention. This year, Australia’s dietitians want to inspire all Aussies to cook at home more often to achieve a healthy weight.

With many Australians aspiring to eat better in the New Year, the 2016 campaign aims to get people cooking at home more often. Research shows that people whoprepare food at home are more likely to eat smaller portions and take in fewer kilojoules and less fat, salt and sugar. And in turn, this is more likely to result in a healthy weight.

The latest National Health Survey (2014-2015) found that only 7% of Australians meet the recommended number of serves per day and only 49.8% meet the fruit recommendation. Research shows that people who cook and eat at home eat more healthily and have smaller portion sizes than those who eat out.

For more information, visit the event’s website:

To help promote ‘Dietary Variety for Healthy Weight Management’ , Peninsula Physical Health and Nutrition are holding a competition for the community to share their most interesting and healthy recipes.

Email your creative recipes to us at or upload to your Instagram account and tag us @ppndietitian

We will display all entries on our Facebook page and Instagram account – the recipe with the most ‘likes’ will be the major winner.

All entries will receive a SHOWBAG filled with gift vouchers and sample goodies from Orgran Foods, Be Fit Foods, PPN and more!

Major winner prize includes (valued at $480):
– $150 voucher for Initial PPN Dietitian consultation
– $80 voucher for Pace Exercise Physiology
– $200 voucher for Be Fit Food meal company
– $50 value Orgran Food show bag