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Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world - Nelson Mandela
Here’s where we list some of Nutrition Sustain’s favourite websites, books, documentaries and podcasts. If there are any resources that inspire you, please let us know! Key resource areas that we focus on are: nutrition, lifestyle, and sustainability.

Nutrition

Websites

Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) maintains the accreditation, standard, and professional development of nutritionists and dietitians in Australia. Always make sure your dietitian is registered through DAA and holds an ‘Accredited Practising Dietitian’ status.

Australian Dietary Guidelines outlines the amounts and types of foods needed for good health and wellbeing for all Australians.

Nutrient Reference Values for Australia and New Zealand are a set of daily nutrient (energy, macronutrients, vitamins, and minerals) recommendations and guidelines.

Nutrition Facts provides real science and research behind food and nutrition.

 

Great recipe websites

Taste has a variety of yummy recipes. Check out the ‘healthy tab’ or type in a legume or grain in the ‘search’ box to get some new meal ideas.

Australian Healthy Food Guide is an awesome dietitian inspired resource that provides accurate and unbiased nutrition news, ideas, and recipes. Highly recommend you subscribe to their monthly magazine.

LiveLighter has down-to-earth, easy recipe ideas that will help you make family favourites healthier. LiveLighter is a Western Australian initiative that aims to support adults and families to live a healthier lifestyle. A great resource!

Grains and Legumes Nutrition Council keep a close eye on the latest research on wholegrains and legumes and constantly keep us updated on their nutritional benefits (definitely follow them on Facebook or Instagram!). They have some fantastic recipes that give some inspo on how to use more wholegrains and legumes in your meals.

Donna Hay has done it again with her beautiful ‘Light and Fresh’ selection of recipes and magazines. We absolutely love them!

The Healthy Chef has a beautiful earthy and wholefoody feel. Great recipe inspirations.

Sanitarium‘s recipe section is full of quick, easy, and real meal ideas. Love their plant food emphasis.

The Minimalist Baker has a great love affair with food, and will make any foodie’s mouth water.

 

Fantastic Books

How not to die by Michael McGregor is an AMAZING science-backed book on how we can better manage, reduce, and reverse our chronic disease risk through the use of plant foods! It will blow your mind :)!

Lifestyle

Websites/Blogs

Australia’s Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines gives you scientific based recommendations on how much movement your body needs each week to stay healthy.

Headspace is a chilled and happy space where you can learn to nurture your mind and heart better with easy, down-to-earth meditations. Invest in their app, and do 5-10 minutes of Headspace daily to help you stress less and live more.

The Minimalists will help you live a more meaningful life by reminding you that happiness lies in moments and people rather than things and stuff. Awesome blog and podcast!

 

Books/Magazines

Breathe is an AMAZING and beautiful Australian magazine that empowers you to make time for yourself. It is filled with lots of creative ideas, goal setting support, mindfulness techniques, stress management advice, and day-to-day inspiration so that you can live your best life! Definitely a magazine worth subscribing to!

The Barefoot Investor by Scott Pape, is an easy to read and practical money guide. Being money wise will help you to support your health, lifestyle, relationships, and family better.

Sustainability

Websites

Sustainable Development Goals is a set of goals adopted by many countries on the 25th of September 2015 to “end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all”. There are 17 goals and each goal has specific targets to be achieved by 2030. You need to know what these goals are and what you can do individually and collectively to make them happen.

Trash is for Tossers is about an amazing gal – Lauren Singer. She shares about her zero waste lifestyle and provides awesome waste free ideas.

 

Documentaries 

Food Inc shows how our food system has lost its honesty and integrity with society. It’s too focused on the quickest, cheapest, and most efficient ways to make and provide food, that it’s not considering (or possibly caring) about the consequences it has to your health, your environment, and your future food security.

 

Short Videos

We The People is a short video that will give you goose pumps every time you watch it. This quick video covers the 17 Sustainable Development Goals developed by the United Nations that can help everyone work together towards achieving a safe and healthy future for all.

The Hidden Costs of Hamburgers shows how your food choices can have big environmental and health consequences. The example of eating too much red meat shows how food choices can be hurtful to your health, but can also put a heavy strain on land use, water use, and grain use, and increases nitrous oxide pollution in the air and oceans. Key message: it’s not necessarily about eliminating red meat but by eating less you can reduce the demand and strain it creates on your health and planet.