An education in better living

As part of Healthy Weight Week, the university’s accredited and student dieticians host an interactive display on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Dietician and associate professor Philippa Lyons-Wall said a range of services would be available.

“Come along for a free weight assessment and practical healthy eating advice,” she said.

There will also be a free nutrition clinic for people wanting more personalised advice.

Associate Professor Lyons-Wall said a realistic weight loss of 2kg to 4kg per month could be achieved through healthy eating, correct portion sizes and regular physical activity.

“Being a healthy weight helps lower your risk of lifestyle-related conditions, such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease and some types of cancer – and importantly, helps you live life to the full,” she said.

“And the good news is it’s never too late to start.”

The Healthy Weight Week display will be at the university’s sport and fitness centre on February 16 and 17.