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5 steps to calculate the Health Star Rating

5 steps to calculate the Health Star Rating

The easy way to calculate the HSR is to use the online calculator but for those of you who want to see the workings in order to better understand this rating system, here is the explanation. Be warned – this is long and complicated. There are several steps which must be completed in sequence in order to assess a food.

13 October 2014 by Catherine Saxelby

The Australian Health Survey – what is it and what did it find?

The Australian Health Survey – what is it and what did it find?

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has just released The Australian Health Survey which analysed data from over 12,000...

29 May 2014 by Catherine Saxelby

Australian Dietary Guidelines 2013 released

Australian Dietary Guidelines 2013 released

Released 18 Feb 2013

Eating a healthy, balanced diet based on whole foods can help us achieve optimal health throughout life. But knowing exactly what to...

18 February 2013 by Catherine Saxelby

Catherine's Students' Fact Sheets

Catherine's Students' Fact Sheets

Useful things when you're studying nutrition such as easy explanations of Dietary Guidelines, Nutrient Reference Values, Healthy...

12 October 2012 by Catherine Saxelby

Australian Guide to Healthy Eating Draft 2011

Australian Guide to Healthy Eating Draft 2011

The National Health and Medical Research Council released the draft of their Australian Guide to Healthy Eating (AGHE) in December...

31 January 2012 by Catherine Saxelby

Dietary Guidelines revision 2011

Dietary Guidelines revision 2011

The Dietary Guidelines - spelling out what foods Australians should eat - are being updated to reflect the latest knowledge on...

18 December 2011 by Catherine Saxelby