National Nutrition Week

National Nutrition Week

(14-20 October #NNW2018)

Nutrition Australia - Try for 5. pictures of broccoli, tomato, yellow capsicum, carrot and eggplant

Over two decades ago Nutrition Australia initiated healthy eating week with the aim of promoting greater vegetable intake in Australian homes and diets. National Nutrition Week’s theme for 2018 is Tryfor5. That is, try to eat 5 serves of vegetables a day! Eating vegetables has many health benefits and coming into exam period, you want your mind and body to be at their peak so why not try out a new flavour sensation?

On their website, they have lots of recipes for you to try – Australian favourites, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner recipes to inspire your mind and tantalise your tastebuds. 😋

The Library has recipe books to inspire you to be the next Masterchef or the master of your own menu. There are cook books for those who are intolerant of certain ingredients and those who want to try something new or a new take on an old favourite. Take a look in Quick Find today.



Feed your brain

It’s that time of semester – deadlines are looming and it can feel all a bit too much. One of the first things to get pushed to the bottom of the to-do list is making sure we are eating well. You probably already know that healthy eating gives you a strong foundation for everything, even studying. It’s easy enough for this guy to grab some plant-based tucker…

Red Panda

Small panda eating in the snow III by Tambako the Jaguar (CC-BY-ND)

…but how do busy students do it on a limited budget?

There is lots of advice out there to help you make sure you are keeping your brain well fed and watered. This site aimed at Uni students has many great tips and this one takes you through the whole process from shopping to cooking styles and recipes. For those times when the cupboard is bare and pay day is inconveniently still in the future please don’t go hungry. The QUT Student Guild can get you over the tough spots with a selection of healthy items in the Food Bank.

If you’ve tried it on your own but think you might need some professional advice you can also make an appointment at the QUT Nutrition and Dietetics Clinic.