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Tips for Living Well

Equip yourself for living well - learn how to read food labels, how our products stack up against school canteen criteria for your kids and discover a range of tools to help you better manage your diet and weight.

Waist Calculator

To calculate your waist circumference wrap a measuring tape around your waist, halfway between your lowest rib and the top of your hipbone (lining up roughly with your belly button).


Health RiskMenWomen
Increased riskmore than 94 cmmore than 80 cm
Substantially increased riskmore than 102 cmmore than 88 cm


For specific weight loss advice, please speak with your doctor or an Accredited Practicing Dietitian. Visit the Dietitians Association of Australia website to find an accredited dietitian.If your BMI or waist circumference is high you should take action to manage your weight. Choosing a low fat diet, rich in fruit and vegetables, whole grain breads and cereals, lean meat and low fat dairy foods, plus regular physical activity may help.