Overview

The food and beverages we eat and drink (our diet) play an important role in our overall health and wellbeing. Diets that provide insufficient or excessive amounts of energy, nutrients and other components can result in ill health. Health conditions that are often affected by our diet include overweight and obesity, coronary heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, some forms of cancer and type 2 diabetes.

More reports and statistics on food & nutrition can be found under Physical activity and Overweight & obesity.

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Latest findings

Developing and standardising novel data sources will improve their usefulness

Novel data sources can be used to complement traditional food and nutrition data sources

5 to 7 serves of discretionary foods were consumed by adults per day in 2011–12

3 to 8 serves of discretionary foods were consumed by children per day in 2011–12

Nearly all Australians (99%) aged 2–18, and 9 in 10 adults aged 19 and over do not eat enough vegetables

Overall, the diets of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians are similar

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