Our Cancer Prevention Recommendations
Our Recommendations are based on robust, up-to-date scientific research
Keep your weight within the healthy range and avoid weight gain in adult life.
Be physically active as part of everyday life – walk more and sit less.
Make wholegrains, vegetables, fruit, and pulses (legumes) such as beans and lentils a major part of your usual daily diet.
Limiting these foods helps control calorie intake and maintain a healthy weight.
Eat no more than moderate amounts of red meat, such as beef, pork and lamb. Eat little, if any, processed meat.
Drink mostly water and unsweetened drinks.
For cancer prevention, it’s best not to drink alcohol.
Aim to meet nutritional needs through diet alone.
Breastfeeding is good for both mother and baby.
Check with your health professional what is right for you.
- Not smoking and avoiding other exposure to tobacco and excess sun are also important in reducing cancer risk.
- Following these Recommendations is likely to reduce intakes of salt, saturated and trans fats, which together will help prevent other non-communicable diseases.