Is it time to adopt Brazil's dietary guidelines?

Brazil’s dietary guidelines make good nutritional sense. Is it time Australia adopted them?

Australia's first dietary guidelines were released in 1981. They have changed a bit since, although the main advice — stressing the need for lots of vegetables, plus fruit and wholegrains and the importance of limiting sugar, salt, saturated fat and alcohol — remains.


Sadly, the messages of the guidelines have not sunk in. Just 7% of adults meet the modest recommendations for vegetables, average fruit consumption is only one piece a day (the guidelines recommended two) and wholegrain intake, which was never high, continues to fall. Junk