It also encourages drinking water, enjoying herbs and spices, and limiting salt and added sugar.This advice is intended for the average ‘healthy’ person.As a result, the top layer now only refers to healthy fats, to share the important message that we do need small amounts of unsaturated fats every day for good health.The Pyramid has always included a salt shaker with a cross through it, to advise Australians to limit the amount they consume.This simple reminder to 'enjoy herbs and spices' is our way of encouraging Australians to cook more, experiment with food and find new flavours that they love!In 2004 a ‘Move more’ layer was added to the bottom of the Pyramid to promote the role of physical activity in maintaining good health.
In 2015, Nutrition Australia launched the new Pyramid with a fresh look and targeted health messages.
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We also updated the variety of foods that are available within each food group, to reflect current dietary behaviours and encourage variety.
The new Healthy Eating Pyramid was released in May 2015, with a fresh new look to reinforce the key messages about healthy eating for all Australians.