Healthy Eating for Mental Health

The Healthy Eating resource package was developed to address a gap in simple easy to read educational materials to promote healthy eating and physical activity in people with mental illness.

These additional Healthy Eating resources have been sourced as an adjunct for consumers seeking more detailed information. Use of these resources is not designed to replace referral for health professional (Dietetic) services. Rather the resources are intended to enhance effective partnership work between health professionals such as Dietitians and mental health workers to support improved physical health outcomes for consumers living with mental illness.

AlcoholLive lighter “Cut back on alcohol”
AppsSmartphone apps for Health
Dietary fibreBaker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute – Fibre Facts
DrinksRe-think Sugary Drinks resource
Food label readingBaker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute – Label Reading
Physical ActivityDepartment of Health Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines
Portion SizeBaker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute – Plating It Up: The Portion Guide
RecipesBaker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute – Making Healthy Meals

Links to trusted healthy recipe databases

Live lighter “Salad Builder”

Live lighter “Healthy Recipe Swaps”

SnacksBaker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute – Healthy snacks resource
Takeaway OptionsBaker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute – Eating out the healthy way
Case Managers/Key Workers click here  for further action-based resources to direct and inform basic nutrition education you provide to your client.  Resources also provide the ‘who’ and ‘how’ for more specialised referrals.