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  • Choosing healthy snacks to survive the month

    It’s official – you’ve decided to skip your beloved morning muffin, dump your secret lolly stash or you’re taking the ultimate challenge and giving it all up this November. But then the 3pm sl...

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  • Tips to avoid falling into the junk food trap

    You’re running late on Monday and you haven’t had breakfast, so you pick up a muffin and an iced coffee on your way to work. On Tuesday you sneak a 3pm choccie from the vending machine. Cheap Tues...

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  • How much sugar are you drinking?

    It’s easy to forget that we take in energy through drinks as well as food. You can drink a lot of kilojoules without realising it and this could lead to weight gain and tooth decay. Try and sta...

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  • Balance your diet and budget

    Alarmingly, the average Australian household is already spending 58% of their food budget on junk food and drink. Spending more of your food dollars on healthy ‘Eat More’ food can save you money a...

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  • How do you know if you’re buying healthy products?

    Reading nutrition information panels on packaged foods can be tricky. It gets harder with so many products in the supermarket being labelled as ‘healthy’. For example, some commonly eaten ...

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  • Healthy food for healthy kids

    We all know the importance of encouraging our children to say no to junk food and make healthy choices. Easy to say, but not always so easy to do! Children who eat too much of the wrong types of foo...

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  • Skipping the salt

    Although our bodies need salt to function, we need to be careful of how much we eat. Too much salt can increase our blood pressure and our risk of heart disease. High blood pressure causes our heart...

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  • Tricks to eating healthy when you go out

    Just because you’ve decided to take on the challenge and dump the junk this November, doesn’t mean you have to avoid eating out. But, when you aren’t cooking for yourself, it can be real...

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  • Replacing unhealthy fats with healthy fats

    Fats are an important part of a healthy diet. All fats are high in energy (kilojoules), and different types of fats have different effects on our bodies, so we also need to watch the type of fats we e...

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  • The secret to success during your No Junk November challenge

    Goal setting is one of the best ways to succeed in your No Junk November challenge. Setting a goal can turn a wish for something you want into something doable. It helps you focus on what you want and...

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  • Ten simple fundraising tips to ace your No Junk November

    These ten easy fundraising tips have been proven to raise more money. 1.Be the first! By donating to your own No Junk November fundraising page you are showing your commitment to your challenge. Tr...

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  • A first-hand experience of the heartbreak heart disease can bring. Read Jacqui’s story

    Jacqui See’s uncle died of heart disease aged 38, her grandfather did not quite reach 40 and her father passed away at 59 after having a quadruple bypass. With a strong family history of high choles...

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  • Heart disease kills one person every 12 minutes

    Heart disease is the single biggest killer of Australians, with one Australian sufferring a heart attack every 10 minutes. On top of this, the progress we’ve made against heart disease has slowe...

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  • Leanne’s story

    It’s not her own surgery to close a small hole in her heart but an empty spot on a drive-way in Booragoon where her beloved Italian grandmother used to stand waiting patiently for visitors, that has...

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  • Healthier snack options

    Snacks can make or break your day. Making small healthy changes can make a big difference. For those who do snack and graze throughout the day, there are some things you should know. First, you may no...

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  • Anthony’s No Junk November Journey

    Registered nurse Anthony, busy working night shift in Perth’s private and public hospitals, said No Junk November had been a great opportunity for him to stop, take stock and make sure he too follow...

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  • Missing Josh – inspired Sarah

    Sarah was only 18-months-old when her older brother Josh, born with three holes in his heart, sadly passed away at the age of three-years-old. The Lakelands 21-year-old said her only real memory relat...

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  • Ask for donations

    Now’s your chance to make your efforts count. The cash you raise will fund world-class research and prevention programs to protect Aussie hearts. EMAIL Copy and paste this text: Hey, People ever...

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  • The difference you’ve made for Aussie hearts

    You made it! You survived No Junk November! We are so proud of you and your own heart thanks you. Not only have you loosened the grip junk food has on your life, you have tried out a new healthy eatin...

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  • No Junk November fosters heart healthy eating across WA

    A key to the success of the inaugural No Junk November (NJN) campaign was the commitment and support of West Australian ambassadors, like West Coast Fever player Kaylia Stanton who is featured on the ...

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