Australian Dietary Guidelines

The Australian Dietary Guidelines (ADGs) provide advice about the amount and kinds of foods that we need to eat for health and wellbeing.

The Australian Beverages Council provides consumers with information to enable them to make informed choices in support of the ADGs.

The ADGs support balanced consumption of food and drinks for health and wellbeing. The Australian Beverages Council supports advice based on scientific evidence, and the ADGs are supported by a swathe of evidence suggesting an individual’s usual diet has a significant influence on health. Our organisation, therefore, fully supports the ADGs as a valuable resource to consumers.

The Australian Beverages Council recognises the ADGs as a crucial vehicle in the promotion of balanced diets and a powerful tool in combating obesity and other chronic disease.

The ADGs were designed to provide information on the types and amounts of foods, food groups and dietary patterns that aim to:

  • Promote health and wellbeing;
  • Reduce the risk of diet-related conditions; and
  • Reduce the risk of chronic disease.

The Australian Dietary Guidelines can be viewed in full here.

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