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Smart Eating 
Summer newsletter
Hello warm weather! Let the festive season begin with a bang by turning your next party into a healthy eating fest. This newsletter will give you ideas on how to eat in season, suggestions for weight loss in the new year and some must-have tips on food safety for outdoor entertaining. 
Lightbulb!... How about I just try eating sensibly this new year?  
Summer has arrived and for Australians this also means the beginning of a new year, a fresh start for 2016. So instead of trawling the internet for a quick fix or jumping on the bandwagon with the latest celebrity-fuelled diet craze, we want you just eat sensibly. Shocking I know, but what can we say, we have your best interest at heart.  Here are the tools. Now, can you spot a fad?  See online article
How you can “veg-up” your Christmas day! 
Christmas is coming! It is time to stop focusing on cutting foods out and start adding foods in, like a few delicious vegetables-filled dishes. DAA would like to bring you tips on how you can use vegetables to brighten your festive meal. See online article
Tis’ the season to be eating fruit and veg
Mmm ... we are lucky to live in a country with so much fresh produce! To help you enjoy this wonderful selection we have put together a guide to what is in season for December. Please note this does sometimes vary by region, best to check with your local grocer or Accredited Practising Dietitian for what you can buy locally.  
 
December
Fruit – apricots, all the berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries), cherries, lemons, limes, the melons (rockmelon/cantaloupe, watermelon, honeydew melon), peaches, nectarines, plums, and you can catch the end of the orange season in Dec.
 
Vegetables Beans, snow peas, beetroot, Asian greens, cabbage, eggplant, leek, lettuce, tomatoes, capsicum, cucumber, celery, garlic, onions, potatoes, radishes, squash, corn, zucchini. 
Summer Food Safety
How you can keep your family safe from food poisoning this BBQ season. See online article
Research Snippets 
Distracted during eating is dangerous behaviour
Distracted dining puts kids at added risk for obesity and increased consumption of unhealthy foods. The beneficial effects of regular family mealtimes are many and well known. See the study abstract here
 
What your dad ate before you were born could influence your health
Increasing evidence that fathers’ lifestyle and the environment they inhabit even long before they have children may influence the health of their offspring. This study disrupts the current assumption that the only thing our gametes carry is genetic information, and there is nothing we can do about it. See the study abstract here
 
Is food safety high on your priority list?
Consumers are reluctant to respond to food safety risks if the recommendations interfere with their existing habits. This study shoes that risk information alone is not enough to get consumers to change their behaviour. See the study abstract here
Smart Eating for a Healthier You 
Fruit and Vegetables – How they benefit you!
Smart Eating Recipe - Smoked Salmon salad with tahini dressing
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DAA’s Smart Eating is proudly supported by our Program Partner nextmedia, producer of Australian Healthy Food Guide magazine.

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