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What you eat or don’t eat affects how you look, feel and perform. You might want to eat better, but when you only have basic equipment, funds are tight and your life is busy, it can be really hard.

Real advice from real nutrition experts

No Money No Time is about healthy eating for the real world – yours.

No expensive, complicated recipes. No crazy, fad diets. No need for designer label kitchen knives.

What is healthy eating?

Eating healthy is not about going from one fad diet to another, it’s about choosing a diet plan you can stick to long term, while enjoying a wide variety of healthy foods from the 5 major food groups:

  1. Vegetables and legumes/beans.
  2. Fruit.
  3. Lean meats and poultry, fish, eggs, tofu, nuts and seeds, legumes/beans.
  4. Grain (cereal) foods, mostly wholegrain and/or high cereal fibre varieties.
  5. Milk, yoghurt, cheese and/or alternatives, mostly reduced fat.

No Money No Time is here to help you cut through all the noise and debunk diet myths, while bringing you the recipes, tools, advice and credible nutrition information that makes healthy eating easy.

The advice, recipes and tools will be tailored specifically to the areas of your eating habits where you need the most help. How, you ask?

Your starting point is the Healthy Eating Quiz, which is developed by Professor Collins and the nutrition and dietetics research team at the University of Newcastle and featured on ABC, Triple J, The independent, Vitamania and more.

The Healthy Eating Quiz (HEQ) is endorsed by the Dietitians Association of Australia and first launched in 2012. Since then over 400,000 people from all over the world have completed it. It takes less than 10 minutes to do the HEQ. You then get instant personalised feedback and a report on your diet quality, with recipe suggestions and ideas to boost your HEQ score based on the information you give us.

But wait there’s more… As well as being able to save your HEQ report, your results will be stored in your personalised dashboard and we will recommended personalised goals to help you to improve specific areas of your diet. You can come back and visit us anytime to see how your HEQ score changes over time. Improvement in your HEQ score can help you to live healthier lives and reduce the risk of diet related disease later in life.

Take the Healthy Eating Quiz now

Why is healthy eating important?

Your HEQ score and personalised feedback report is based on the frequency and variety of healthy core foods you usually eat. This is important because no single food contains all the nutrients we need to stay healthy. Some foods are higher in nutrients than others and people who have a lot of variety in the foods they eat are more likely to be healthy and to stay healthy. In other words, if you can eat a large variety of vegetables as opposed to only 2-3 types of vegetables, the benefits are much greater. This type of diet also helps you to feel better, think better and perform better during your usual daily activities.

The Team

No Money No Time has been developed by a multi-disciplinary team of Nutrition, Dietetic, IT and Computing researchers at the University of Newcastle and funded by nib Foundation’s Multi-Year Partnerships program*.

Professor Clare Collins is a Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics, Director of research in the School of Health Sciences and Deputy Director of the Priority Research Centre in Physical Activity and Nutrition at the University of Newcastle.

She is also a well-known and highly sought after nutrition media commentator, with thousands of media interviews for radio, print, blogs and TV under her belt. She is a regular guest of Dr Karl on ABC, Triple J Science Hour and Shirtloads of Science. In 2018 she was a presenter for Catalyst and appeared on Ask The Doctor.

Professor Collins has authored books on nutrition for the public and is the most read author on The Conversation with over 70 articles and 8 million readers.

Dr Megan Rollo is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Newcastle. Her research centres on technology-assisted dietary intake assessment methods and personalised behavioural nutrition interventions.

She is currently leading an inter-disciplinary UoN research team to develop and evaluate a new dietary assessment method using voice, images and sensor technologies with applications to low and lower-middle income countries and funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Dr Lee Ashton is an up-and-coming postdoctoral researcher in Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Newcastle. His research focuses on using technology to improve physical activity, eating habits and well-being of young adults in an attempt to reduce the risk factors of disease.

In 2018, he was selected as one of eight rising Australian scientists to attend a highly prestigious annual gathering of Nobel Laureates and promising young scientists from around the world in recognition of his work on helping young Aussies to eat and live healthier lives.

Associate Professor Tracy Burrows is an Associate Professor in Nutrition and Dietetics, at the University of Newcastle, a published author, a conference presenter, a member of several health associations and is also in the top 1% of Australian dietitians with an advanced accreditation title.

In 2016, she was awarded NSW Young Tall Poppy Researcher of the Year. She carries expertise in assessment of dietary intake, obesity management and initiated investigations into the area of addictive eating, developing her own research team, collaborating with researchers across the globe to understand the role of eating behaviours, mental health in the development of obesity and its treatment.

Dr Marc Adam is a senior lecturer in Computing and Information Technology at the University of Newcastle and internationally in multiple institutions in Europe. In his research, Dr Adam investigates human cognition and affect in human-computer interaction.

Building on wearable sensor technology such as accelerometers, electrocardiography, and eye tracking, he researches into the interplay between user interfaces design and cognitive, affective, and behavioural user states.

Based on these measures, he explores the impact of user interface design elements on user behaviour as well as situation-aware system adaptations for decision support in contexts such as health behaviour and electronic commerce.

Program Partner

nib foundation is proud to be supporting the University of Newcastle’s online nutrition platforms sharing in our commitment to delivering innovative preventative health programs that make positive and lasting improvements on the physical, mental and social wellbeing of young Aussies.

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Your Personal Healthy Eating Quiz

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What is healthy eating?

Eating healthy is making sure you enjoy a wide variety of foods from each of the five major food groups daily, in the amounts recommended. The five major food groups as recommended by the Australian Guide to Healthy Eating are:

  1. vegetables and legumes/bean
  2. fruit
  3. lean meats and poultry, fish, eggs, tofu, nuts and seeds, legumes/beans
  4. grain (cereal) foods, mostly wholegrain and/or high cereal fibre varieties
  5. milk, yoghurt, cheese and/or alternatives, mostly reduced fat.

Foods are grouped together because they provide similar amounts of key nutrients and eating a variety of foods from the list above helps to promote good health and reduce the risk of disease.

How do I improve my diet?

If you want to improve your diet you have come to the right place. By completing the Healthy Eating Quiz you’ll receive instant personalised feedback and a report on your diet quality to highlight any areas where you can improve your overall eating habits. Your score is based on the frequency and variety of the foods consumed from the five major food groups mentioned above. No Money No Time can help you improve your score by providing tips, goals and suggestions. On top of this we will provide quick, cheap and healthy recipes as well as credible answers to diet hacks, myths and FAQ’s.

Is my diet healthy?

Dietary habits are different between people. Some people choose to follow a particular diet (i.e., Keto diet or vegan diet) while some have to make changes due to certain food restrictions or health conditions. If you want to know if what you usually eat is healthy, then do the Healthy Eating Quiz today to give you the answers in less than 10 minutes.

Why is healthy eating important?

Your HEQ score and personalised feedback report is based on the frequency and variety of healthy core foods you usually eat. This is important because no single food contains all the nutrients we need to stay healthy. Some foods are higher in nutrients than others and people who have a lot of variety in the foods they eat are more likely to be healthy and to stay healthy. In other words, if you can eat a large variety of vegetables as opposed to only 2-3 types of vegetables, the benefits are much greater. This type of diet also helps you to feel better, think better and perform better during your usual daily activities.

Take the Healthy Eating Quiz