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About fat in your child's diet

We need some fat in our diet. It’s important to know where to find fats, and how to make healthy choices for your kids.

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Fat | Eat For Health

Fat are an essential part of our diet and is important for good health. There are different types of fats, with some fats being healthier than others. To help make sure you stay healthy, it is important to eat unsaturated fats in small amounts as part of a balanced diet.

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Fat, salt, sugars and alcohol | Eat For Health

Guideline 3 recommends we limit intake of foods containing saturated fat, added salt, added sugars and alcohol Why do we need to eat less of these?

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Food labels & nutritional information | Raising Children Network

Nutritional information panels on food labels list energy, protein, fat, carbohydrates and sodium. These labels help you make healthy decisions about food.

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:: Ketogenic Diet - Epilepsy Action AustraliaEpilepsy Action Australia ::

The ketogenic diet is a diet with a strict ratio between fat and protein intake with very limited carbohydrates

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Avoiding Sugary Drinks Tips | LiveLighter

Soft drinks are very high in sugar and kilojoules, and provide no nutritional value other than fluid. A 600ml bottle of regular soft drink has around 15 teaspoons of sugar in it.

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Eat less sugar | SA Health

Eat less sugar - about eating less sugar as a way to improve health and wellbeing - most of us eat twice the recommended amount of sugar.

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LiveLighter - The sneaky sugar in 'healthy' drinks

It’s pretty obvious that soft drinks aren’t a healthy choice. But what about some of the other drinks that market themselves as a better choice?

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Sugar and sugar cravings - MyDr.com.au

Our consumption of free sugar has tripled since 1960, with soft drinks, energy drinks, fruit juice and cordial the most significant sources. The World Health Organization recommends free sugars be less than 10% of your total energy intake - that's 6 teaspoons per day for women and 9 teaspoons for men. Our consumption of free sugar has tripled since 1960, with soft drinks, energy drinks, fruit juice and cordial the most significant sources. The World Health Organization recommends free sugars be less than 10% of your total energy intake - that's 6 teaspoons per day for women and 9 teaspoons for men.

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Type-2 diabetes: children and teenagers | Raising Children Network

In type-2 diabetes, the body doesn’t make enough insulin or the insulin doesn’t work properly. A child with type-2 diabetes symptoms should see a doctor.

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