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On declared Heat Health Alert Days, the community facility at 31 Harmsworth street Collingwood and 240 Wellington street will operate as a Cooler Place. Times of operation will be posted on the declared days but may be from 7:00am-7:00pm.
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General practitioners are often the first health professional you visit when you have an eye concern. They can provide an immediate assessment and treatment of some problems and may refer you to an optometrist or ophthalmologist. For more information visit The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners website www.racgp.org.au
Get Your Eyes Tested
• Have an eye test without delay if you experience
any changes to your vision
• If you are over 40 have a regular eye test
• Have an eye test at least every two years if you:
- have diabetes
The nutritional needs of the human body change with different life stages. To be fit and healthy, it is important to take into account the extra demands placed on your body by these changes.
To meet your body’s regular nutritional needs, you should consume:
Food variety and a healthy diet
Eating tips for teenagers
Good nutrition is essential for everyone, but it’s especially important for growing teenagers. Unfortunately many Australian teenagers have an unbalanced diet. One in four adolescents buys unhealthy takeaway food every day or even a few times a day. If you eat takeaway food regularly, you are more likely to put on weight than if you eat fast food only occasionally.
Calcium is an important part of the daily diet, especially for children. It is essential for the growth of strong bones and teeth. A low calcium diet in childhood can increase the risk of osteoporosis and bone fracture later in life.
Restaurants, cafes and takeaway food outlets have a responsibility to serve food that is safe to eat. However, there are some basic measures you can take that will minimise the risk of food poisoning when eating out.
What type of food can make you sick?
Even if food producers and sellers have followed the food safety laws, the quality and safety of your food can be affected by how it is handled by you. Once you purchase food, the safety of that food also becomes your responsibility. When shopping for food, you should choose, pack and transport it carefully to make sure it stays safe to eat.