A Healthy Aussie Day…with recipes!

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Healthy Burger

Aussie Day is coming up – it’s time to recap. How’s the ‘eating better’ New Year’s resolution going? For many of us, Australia Day is a very social day…usually it starts with demolishing a tray or two of lamingtons, some greasy snags on the barbie and enjoying a few drinks with friends. In a recent study from CSIRO, 69% of … Read More

Tips for a Healthy Christmas

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Tips for a Healthy Christmas

I just don’t have a cut off switch when it comes to a Christmas feast. The problem is, with silly season in full swing I’m overindulging in way too many Christmas temptations. Between work functions, end of year farewells, catch ups and family gatherings I’m saying yes to everything – including my aunty’s absolute killer trifle…oh my, it’s soooo unhealthily … Read More

Healthy Highways wins state’s best as it changes shape of Coorong

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From left: Mayor Jaensch with Council OPAL staff Emily Arbon and Tanja Morgan accepting their award from State Member for Elder, Annabel Digance, and Dr Chris Lease from SA Health

Coorong Healthy Highways (CHH) has eclipsed all expectations, taking out a prestigious State health award on its way to changing the shape of the district’s eating out culture. On 30th March 2017, the Coorong District Council initiative was named winner of the 2017 South Australian Minister for Health’s Excellence in Public Health Award (regional category), with a $3,000 cheque offering … Read More

Stubby shorts and sushi rolls? How our truckies are helping roll out healthy highways

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Think of a truckie and a dietician and you probably wouldn’t expect this odd couple to have much in common. The Aussie truckie renders a pretty iconic image – one of a beer-bellied, blue singlet and stubby shorts-wearing, iced-coffee slugging, pie-eating larrikin. The character is as Aussie as a Chiko Roll, and I should know – I’m married to one … Read More

Coorong Healthy Highways website launched

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Tanja & Sandeep with CHH website and shopfront stickers

The Coorong Healthy Highways (CHH) website will go live today in what is believed to be the first initiative of its kind in Australia. The mobile-friendly website will use online mapping technology to help people find healthy food outlets and recreation spaces to enjoy in the Coorong district. Led by the Coorong District Council and its OPAL team, the initiative … Read More

Coorong Healthy Highways gains momentum

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Coorong cafes are lining up for their chance to be a part of the Coorong Healthy Highways project, with 23 businesses signed for the unique Murraylands project. Over the next month, the CHH project team will have a dietician travelling the Dukes, Princes and Mallee highways, to food outlets to advise on healthier menu options. This activity is a unique opportunity offered … Read More

Keep the kids fed and yourself sane on the road

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Firstly, let me state very clearly that I’m not a dietician, nor am I a nutritionist. BUT – most of my days revolve around food. As a mother of two, I’m constantly thinking about whether my family is getting all the nutrition they need … if you’re a parent, you probably know the drill. Child eats, child leaves disgusting half-eaten … Read More