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Healthy Eating and Nutrition Resources

For health professionals


Healthy Eating and Nutrition Resources

To help your patients to adopt heart healthy eating patterns, you can encourage them how to make small changes that they can continue long term. We have developed these resources for health professionals to translate the latest nutrition evidence for use in your everyday practice.

Resources for practice and patient care

Eating well with high blood pressure (2020) 
This resource provides practical healthy eating advice for patients living with high blood pressure or hypertension. It includes ways to reduce salt in their diet. It also includes ideas for adding flavour to cooking using herbs and spices instead of salt.  
Eating well for a healthy weight (2020) 
Eating an unhealthy diet can increase your patient’s risk of developing coronary heart disease. Being above a healthy weight can also increase your risk. We developed this guide to help people achieve and maintain a healthy weight. 

It contains tips for following a healthy eating pattern by making healthier food choices and ideas for preparing meals at home. It also includes useful tools that your patient can use to maintain a healthy weight. These tools include how to set weight loss goals, measure waist circumference and calculate Body Mass Index (BMI). 

Sources of marine and plant-based omega-3 (2015) 

The Heart Foundation recommends that all Australians should aim to eat two to three serves of fish (including oily fish) per week as part of a heart healthy diet. This resource contains a handy guide to the amount of marine-sourced omega-3s (EPA and DHA) in the fish and seafood commonly available in Australia. There is also a list of the amount of plant-sourced omega-3s (ALA) contained in commonly consumed foods in Australia. 


The Heart Foundation recommends that all Australians should aim to eat two to three serves of fish (including oily fish) per week as part of a heart healthy diet.

This resource is a collection of easy to make recipes packed full of omega-3 have been designed to encourage adding more heart-healthy omega-3s into your diet as part of a heart-healthy eating pattern. We have breakfast, lunch and dinner all covered! 



The Heart Foundation has a long history with providing consumers with heart healthy recipes, they are a practical translational tool, ensuring it is easy to put our heart healthy eating pattern into every-day use. Many of our recipes also come with recipe videos, or tips tricks and substitutions to ensure healthy eating is made easy. 

Discover recipes here  

Recipe booklets 

These recipe booklets help patients to plan heart healthy meals. There are separate booklets for the different seasons. They also cover a wide range of ingredients and different types of foods. 

Recipe booklets here

Meal Plans

Sign up to access 4 weeks of heart-healthy, easy to follow dinner recipes. Features shopping lists, helpful cooking and nutrition tips to assist in building confidence and cooking skills. 

Resources for your workplace or community

Heart Healthy Catering - Quick Reference Guide 2022 
This is a quick reference guide containing a selection of heart healthy menus. Providing heart healthy menu choices to your patients helps raise awareness about the Heart Foundation’s Heart Healthy Eating Patterns. It also creates the opportunity to promote heart healthy foods and nutrition messages.  

Tools including Calculators and Action Plans

BMI calculator (

Waist circumference Your heart | Heart Foundation 

Maybe the Heart Age? Heart Age Calculator | Heart Foundation 

Healthy Weight Action plan Support & Care (  

For more information on healthy eating patterns, visit our Healthy Eating Patterns page

Last updated12 March 2021