It’s no secret that eating well is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. But, let’s be honest, sometimes it’s hard to know if you’re getting the right balance of foods and if what you’re putting on your plate is, in fact, healthy.
That’s why we’re excited to share the healthylife Food Tracker with you. It’s a simple tool to help inspire you to make healthier food choices and achieve a more balanced diet.
To use it: simply scan your Woolworths grocery shop and check your balance of food groups. Then, discover how to tip the balance of your shop to the healthier side.
Check the balance of your plate
By looking back at your recent purchases using your Everyday Rewards account, you can assess the balance of foods that make it to your plate.
Your plate shows the balance of the five main food groups - grains, vegetables & legumes, fruits, dairy & alternatives and meat & alternatives.
Following the Australian Dietary Guidelines and Australian Guide to Healthy Eating, you’ll get insight into your food choices that are based on recommended serves for your household.
Here are a 3 things to know about this handy tool:
- How we access your shopping history
It’s easy, we connect healthylife Food Tracker to shopping records from your Everyday Rewards card. That way, we capture your supermarket shopping. If you do some shopping elsewhere, you just need to keep in mind that the results won’t include those products.
- The healthylife Food Tracker useful for the whole family
We want to provide information that is relevant to your household. If you shop for other family members, make sure you include them under the ‘Your Household’ section.
That way, we can tailor your results to reflect the unique requirements of your household and take into consideration the different recommended serves for everyone in your home.
- Shopping for a party or special occasion?
This could throw out the balance of your plate in that shopping period - but hey, that’s life!
That’s why the healthylife Food Tracker gives you the option of toggling between week, fortnight and month, to give you an overall picture.
The idea is to show your shopping patterns over time. It helps to make you more aware of your shopping habits and inspires you to make healthier food choices and achieve a more balanced diet by making small and easy changes.
Now, let’s be real, all this insight is great - but without the right guidance to point you in the right direction - it won’t mean much.
Thankfully, our Ways to well programs do the hard work for you, by pulling together practical, expert-backed advice to help inspire you to make healthier choices.
Want to arm yourself with tips to help the whole family eat more veg? Keen to learn the facts about sugar? Check out our programs and sign up to one today - you won’t regret it.