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The Australian Dietary Guidelines provide up-to-date advice about the amount and kinds of foods and drinks that we need regularly, for health and well-being. By eating the recommended amounts from the Five Food Groups and limiting the foods that are high in saturated fat, added sugars and added salt, you get enough of the nutrients essential for good health.
You may reduce your risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity and some cancers.
You may also feel better, look better, enjoy life more and live longer! The amount of food you will need from the Five Food Groups depends on your age, gender, height, weight and physical activity levels, and also whether you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
For example, a 43-year old man should aim for 6 serves of vegetables a day, whereas a 43-year-old woman should aim for 5 serves a day. A 61-year-old man should aim for 6 serves of grain (cereal) foods a day, and a 61-year-old woman should aim for 4 serves a day. Those who are taller or more physically active (and not overweight or obese) may be able to have additional serves of the Five Food Groups or unsaturated spreads and oils or discretionary choices.
This means some people may need to eat from the Five Food Groups more often than others.