As many as 96% of Australians don’t get the appropriate servings of fruits and vegetables each day. The fact is, eating enough fruits and vegetables has a major impact on health. Not only do plants have important nutrients and vitamins that are hard to get from other foods, but a more heavily plant-based diet can also reduce the risk of common medical issues such as heart disease and stroke.
Stuart Ayres MP, Minister for Jobs, Investment,and Tourism is encouraging preschools across NSW to apply for the NSW Government’s $4 million Capital Works Grants program, which is now open for applications.
There’s been a lot of talk in the press lately about koalas, with a WWF report predicting extinction by 2050, and a more recent claim by the Australian Koala Foundation that koalas are already functionally extinct.
The number of Australians with sight loss will hit a staggering half a million next year. Globally, there are over 1.3 billion people living with some form of vision impairment, with over 80% of cases considered preventable.