Slim up on Australia’s Healthy Weight Week

checking-waistWith more than 13 million adults and one in four children overweight in Australia, the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) is encouraging Aussies to jump, skip, hop and munch their way into the new year with the fourth annual Australia’s Healthy Weight Week,January 23 to 30, 2011.

Under the theme ‘Live your Life: Weight Matters’ Australians will be encouraged to embrace a healthier lifestyle to avoid obesity-related lifestyle diseases.

The week aims to raise awareness of how to achieve and maintain a healthier weight, through nutritious food and regular exercise. And the campaign will focus on practical tips for eating well, highlighting how this can help delay or prevent conditions like diabetes and heart disease.

DAA has Accredited Practising Dietitians available for interviews to discuss the initiative and its importance for Australians.

Mark January 23 to 30, 2011, in your diary now. And for more news and information on Australia’s Healthy Weight Week, visit: