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THE CSIRO Healthy Diet Report shows Australians have room for improvement

The CSIRO has recently released their ‘2016 Healthy Diet Report’. This report is based on results of a scientifically validated survey that assesses your diet against the healthy eating guidelines, and then provides you a score out of 100.

The survey was launched in May 2015, with more than 86,000 people participating. Overall, 4 in every 5 Australians fail the test, scoring only 59 out of a possible 100 points. The benchmark is 70%.

Some of the key findings include:

  • Men’s diets are poorer than women’s
  • Older Australians make better food choices; Australians aged 31-50 score 4 points less than Australians aged 50 or over
  • Overall diet quality is similar nationwide, with variance in state scores only 3 points (57-60)
  • Intake of discretionary foods is too high
  • 1 in 3 people avoid some kind of food, with gluten, wheat and dairy being the top 3 foods avoided
  • Obese males have the lowest score of all respondents, scoring 52 out of 100

But what does this mean for you, and your overall health? And what can you do about it? Click here to find out.

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