Since the commencement of the NDIS roll-out across Australia, there’s been a huge focus on supporting health and wellbeing, and enabling access to supports which can have a positive impact on people’s lives.
Australians with a disability can often find it difficult to access affordable and nutritionally appropriate food options. Unfortunately, this can quite often lead to poor health outcomes and preventable chronic disease, making quality of life even poorer.
The concept of a healthy Christmas may seem foreign; after all, traditional Christmas foods like roast pork with crackling, plum pudding with brandy butter, Christmas mince pies, shortbread and chocolate don’t tend to align with healthy eating guidelines. Achieve the right balance of Christmas cheer and healthy eating by using some of these Christmas meal ideas.
Christmas is a time to get together with family and friends, cook up a barbeque, prepare your famous Christmas pavlova and celebrate the end of another year together. While the festive season brings us all together, it can also be a stressful time for those trying to make nutritious food choices and lead a healthy lifestyle. Use these 5 tips from Hit 100’s dietitian, Sarah, to stay healthy this Christmas.