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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.
The way we cook our food is as important as the way we prepare and store it. Inadequate cooking is a common cause of food poisoning. Most foods, especially meat, poultry and eggs, should be cooked thoroughly to kill most food poisoning bacteria.
Listeria is an illness caused by eating foods contaminated by the bacteria, Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria infection is uncommon but it can cause death in at-risk people, such as the elderly and people whose immune systems are not working properly. It can be dangerous to pregnant women and their unborn babies.
Some foods are high risk
Some foods are more likely to contain listeria. These include: