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WELCOME TO OUR
WINTER 2020 EDITION!
Welcome to the winter issue of our YMCA Healthy Living magazine.
The last few months have been difficult for all of us and staying
connected with our community has never been more vital,
particularly for young people. As an organisation whose benevolent
work is to support and empower young people, we wanted to
highlight some of the challenges young people are facing during the
coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
In this issue, you’ll find our usual delicious recipes and latest
nutritional information, as well as personal reflections from young
YMCA staff and volunteers about how COVID-19 has impacted
them and helpful resources on how to keep well during this
Most of us are staying home more, which means we are also
cooking more. We hope you’ll find some inspiration in our recipes
for healthy, wholegrain snacks and veggie-rich winter meals, such
as mushroom and chickpea curry (yum!). As for tips on health and
wellbeing, our top Australian health and nutrition experts Ebony
McCorkin, Dr Tim Crowe, Lauren Atkins, Melanie Marino and Fiona
Kriaris have got you covered.
From plant-based eating to protecting your immunity, this edition
will help you get through the chilly winter months. So why not
change into your comfiest trackies and snuggle up for an
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3 Staying connected, Fiona Kriaris
4 Seasonal eating for winter, Marnie Nitschke
5 Recipes: Easy, healthy peanut butter protein
balls, Leanne Ward. Choc ‘n’ spice oat bars,
6 Are you getting enough vitamin D?
8 Diet and lifestyle to boost your immune system,
10 A closer look at plant based diets,
12 Eating your way to a healthy gut, Dr Tim Crowe
14 Young people overcoming challenges
18 Baked sweet potato with spiced cannellini beans
and vegetable stew, National Heart Foundation
19 Mushroom and chickpea curry, Rebecca
Gawthorne, Omlette with spinach, mushrooms
and macadamia, Nuts For Life
20 Exercise for bone health, Ashleigh Mason
21 How to get more wholegrains into your family’s
diet, Miriam Raleigh
22 Win nutritious ready meals from We Feed You
The information contained in this publication is intended only to serve as a general
overview. It is not intended to be comprehensive, nor does it constitute advice in
any way. As the reader it is your responsibility to safely determine what does or
does not work for you and we strongly recommend that you carry out your own
research and/or seek your own advice from a suitably qualified physician or fitness
professional as appropriate, before acting or relying on any of the information
contained in this publication. All prices stated are the recommended retail prices in
Australian currency and may be subject to change. We attempt to ensure that the
content in this publication is current and accurate, but we do not guarantee this,
and all parties associated with the production and publishing of this magazine
accept no responsibility for the currency or accuracy of any content. The copyright
responsibility of all articles and content lies with individual contributors. Opinions
expressed by the authors in this magazine do not necessarily reflect those of the
publisher or any of its production or publishing team. No material in this magazine
may be reproduced without written consent from the publisher. Copyright © 2019
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specified, all competition/giveaways contained in this issue commence on 1 June
2020 and conclude on 20 August 2020. Each competition is a game of skill and
chance plays no part in determining the winner. The judge’s decision is final and no
correspondence will be entered into. Winners will be selected by YMCA Nutrition
Program Sponsor, at Unit 502, 990 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill VIC 3128 Australia
and will be notified by email. These terms and conditions apply to all competitions/
giveaways contained in this issue, unless otherwise stated. Full terms and
conditions can be obtained by writing to YMCA Nutrition Program Sponsor, at Unit
502, 990 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill VIC 3128 Australia, or by visiting www.monash.
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