Eating Well

Eating well plays a vital role in your overall health, and allows you to get the most out of each day. Eating excessive amount of sugar and living an inactive lifestyle can negatively impact your wellbeing.  It is important to ensure that you are eating nutritious foods that are suited to your needs - remember that good nutrition can look different for different people. Find out more about what healthy eating habits look like below. 

Australian health guidelines (which can be found here) suggest that you should aim to consume a varied selection of nutritious foods and limit discretionary foods that are high in saturated fat, sugar, and salt.  


1a. Check yourself 

  • How do your eating habits compare to the recommended daily intakes? Visit the Make Healthy Normal or this Nutrition Calculator to see for yourself. 

  • Are you able to consistently access fresh groceries? If you're struggling to do this, read on. 


1b. Find out more 

  • The Australian Dietary Guidelines can be found here

  • Fruit and veg doesn't just look pretty, there are particular health benefits associated with different colours, too! Read about what health benefits correspond with what colour here. Check out the ACT Government's 'The Mixing Bowl' recipe book for a range of tasty, healthy, and economical recipes.  

1c. Get help 

  • ANUSA's free student meals program is still running, but it looks slightly different due to COVID-19. The current service includes vouchers for lunch and dinner for students who are struggling. See here for more information. 

  • The regular free breakfast program, usually offered at the Bryon Kenyon Student Space, is currently unavailable due to COVID-19. However, watch this space as the situation changes. 

  • Both ANUSA and PARSA offer voucher programs for students struggling to afford groceries. See their pages here: ANUSA voucher programPARSA voucher program

  • In need of a quick, cheap bite? Check out the ANU Food Coop, located on Rimmer Street (right near Lena Karmel lodge), offering discounted lunches (good range of vegan options, too) and grocery essentials. 

  • If you're looking to reduce your food costs, you might find Eat for Health's Healthy Eating on a Budget useful. 


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