Episode2 Segment 1 - Why is nutrition important when you have pain?

Fast Fact 1

Eat well
to be active!

Fast Fact 2

Good nutrition
gives your
body fuel

In this episode you will learn that good nutrition gives your body the fuel to manage the challenges you have to deal with. This includes pain. Learn how to feed your body in order to get started on your physical activity programme.

User Activity

This activity is designed to help you identify whether you are getting the right fuel for physical activity.


In the box below answer the following questions:

1. Do I eat fruit and vegetables every day?

Yes No

2. Do I eat a healthy breakfast every day?

Yes No

3. Do I drink water rather than sugary drinks?

Yes No

4. Do I limit my junk food snacks?

Yes No

5. Do I know how to find the Link to Australian Healthy Eating Guidelines?

Yes No

For each question that you answered ‘no’ to, you may wish to explore more information about this topic via the Australian Government Eat for Health website http://www.eatforhealth.gov.au

Included in this website are great resources and information including:

  • Australian Guide to Healthy Eating
  • Australian Dietary Guidelines: Advice about the amount and kinds of foods that we need to eat for health and wellbeing
  • Tips for eating well
  • Healthy eating for infants and teenagers
  • How to understand food labels
  • Healthy recipes
  • Food Safety
  • Nutrition calculator

National Health and Medical Research Council (2013) Australian Guide to Healthy Eating. Canberra: National Health and Medical Research Council.