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for indigenous families in SA
Aussie adults avoiding veggies
WHEN Australian grown-ups are around,
there is no dessert for anyone!
Australia's Health 2012 report,
published by the Australian Institute of
Health and Welfare, says that less than
one in 10 adults is eating the
recommended daily amount of
vegetables and that only half the
population is eating enough fruit.
Ausveg seized on the biennial study's
figures to say the Australian public
needed a wake-up call to shake them
out of poor eating habits.
Senior communications officer
Courtney Burger said Australians were
privileged by world standards, having
access to an abundance of fresh and
healthy produce, but were not using this
to their advantage.
"It is perplexing as to why this is not
being taken advantage of in boosting the
diet and health of adults," Miss Burger
"The correlation between a lack of
fresh produce and a rise in obesity is a
message that does not seem to be
getting through to Australians.
"It is not surprising that accompanying
the revelation that we aren't consuming
enough fruit and veg is the statistic that
Australia has one of the highest rates of
obesity, with one in four Australian adults
and one in 12 children considered
She said the wide variety and
availability of fruit and vegetables in
Australia was a true credit to its growers
and that by eating more fresh Australian-
grown produce, consumers were in
effect supporting the Australian industry.
"People need to wake up and get out
of their old routines of picking up the
phone and ordering take-away," she
"Instead, they need to pick up their
cookbooks and take the time to prepare
a meal which will not only be a healthier
option but most likely cost them less."
Football celebrity Gavin Wanganeen with Adelaide Produce Markets
chief executive officer Angelo Demasi.
Ron Newchurch with Michael Bridges Port Lincoln Aboriginal
Aboriginal Affairs Minister Paul Caica and Nunga Produce general
manager Ron Newchurch proudly showcasing the Matjarra brand.
Juliete Giangregorio with niece Cassandra
Colangelo who assisted with catering.
Husband and wife business partners Nigel
Tripodi and Juliet Giangregorio.
director of Grant
general manager of
Rainbow Fresh with
Director of Rainbow
Ron Newchurch and
Rachel from Bookyana with Cassandra Colangelo, niece of Juliet
Giangregorio, assisting with catering.
Rainbow Fresh Direct director Joe
Giangregorio enjoying the morning
with his brother John.
Aboriginal Affairs Minister Paul Caica.
Pam Tobin with Joe Giangregorio.
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