/ 13 September 2023

Making friends with salad


Sure, but according to an 8-year survey of Aussies by the CSIRO, a lot of us find salad an untasty mate… Report co-author Dr Gilly Hendrie says we should “aim for variety by eating 3 or more different types of vegetables with your main meal.” Anyone over 40yo would nod when they hear that dinner back in the day – meat and 3 veg – wasn’t far off the mark… But it’s not just mains – cakes, bickies, crisps, chocolate, takeaway, and alcohol are getting the better of us. The worst of the ‘discretionary eaters’ (to use the science jargon) are construction workers who clock up around 45 servings per week of those kinds of foods. If you dare, get your own ‘diet score’ with the CSIRO’s online tool.

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