Sixty-seven percent of Australians are overweight or obese.
95% of Australians don’t eat the recommended daily amount of fruit and vegetables.
1 in 2
One in two Australians have at least one chronic health condition.
Around 1.2 million Australians reported they had diabetes in 2017-2018.
Nutrition programs and support
Support your nutritional needs
CBHS Better Living programs include nutritional support for people living with long-term chronic health conditions. Our dietitians can provide expert nutrition and dietary advice for people of all ages, helping you decide what foods are right for you and your health, and offering tasty recipe or meal ideas. You’ll need to hold an appropriate level of CBHS Hospital or packaged cover to participate. Read more about our Better Living Program.
Achieve a healthy weight
Your CBHS health cover qualifies you for a 20% discount on the CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet, a scientifically proven – and healthy – way to lose weight that has helped thousands of Australians. If you have a BMI of 25+ and/or diabetes, joint pain, high blood pressure or high cholesterol, you might be eligible to enrol in a fully funded program to follow the CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet. Read more about the CSIRO diet.
Consult a dietitian
It’s worth consulting your GP or a professional dietitian if you’re considering making any radical changes to your diet. Some crash diets can limit the intake of certain food groups which won’t help your overall nutrition or health. Your CBHS Extras cover includes an allowance you can use for consults with a dietitian. Check your policy for details or view CBHS Extras cover.
All information contained in this article is intended for general information purposes only. The information provided should not be relied upon as medical advice and does not supersede or replace a consultation with a suitably qualified healthcare professional.