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Healthy Food Guide (Australia) - - CONTENTS - Brooke Long­field, Ed­i­tor

While I write this, Aussie straw­ber­ries are un­der threat. Some­one has de­lib­er­ately sab­o­taged one of our favourite fruits and it has had a dev­as­tat­ing knock-on ef­fect on our farm­ers. I watched a farmer speak about the im­pact it has had on his farm and his fam­ily. He urged Aussies to con­tinue to eat straw­ber­ries, us­ing the line ‘cut ’em up, don't cut ’em out’.

This mes­sage re­ally res­onated with me. There’s no need to stop eat­ing straw­ber­ries com­pletely. In­stead, sim­ply cut them up to en­sure they are safe to eat.

This level-headed ap­proach re­minded me of the ‘swap it, don't stop it‘ cam­paign, which en­cour­ages you to make small changes to im­prove your health, with­out los­ing the foods you love.

Healthy Food Guide fol­lows a sim­i­lar bal­anced view. We don't be­lieve that you have to cut out en­tire food groups or fol­low fad di­ets to be healthy (see page 18), but we do re­alise there's a lot of con­fu­sion out there about just what’s healthy, es­pe­cially in the su­per­mar­ket.

To make it eas­ier, we un­cover the health­i­est prod­ucts in our 2018 Healthy Food Guide Awards (p31). And, while you’re shop­ping for our win­ning prod­ucts, why not sup­port our farm­ers and pick up a pun­net of straw­ber­ries too!

En­joy the is­sue!

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