Better Health Channel
  • Eating a wide variety of healthy foods helps to keep you in good health and protects you against chronic disease. 
  • Eating a well-balanced diet means eating a variety of foods from each of the 5 food groups daily, in the recommended amounts. 
  • It is also important to choose a variety of foods from within each food group. 
  • Takeaway foods, cakes, biscuits and soft drinks are examples of foods usually high in saturated fat, added salt or added sugars. They should be considered as extras to your usual diet and only eaten occasionally and in small amounts.
  • The recommended number of serves for each food group is different for children, teenagers, women and men.

Give feedback about this page

More information

Content disclaimer

Content on this website is provided for information purposes only. Information about a therapy, service, product or treatment does not in any way endorse or support such therapy, service, product or treatment and is not intended to replace advice from your doctor or other registered health professional. The information and materials contained on this website are not intended to constitute a comprehensive guide concerning all aspects of the therapy, product or treatment described on the website. All users are urged to always seek advice from a registered health care professional for diagnosis and answers to their medical questions and to ascertain whether the particular therapy, service, product or treatment described on the website is suitable in their circumstances. The State of Victoria and the Department of Health shall not bear any liability for reliance by any user on the materials contained on this website.

Reviewed on: 27-06-2022