How much meat do Australians eat?
According the latest national nutrition survey conducted by the ABS in 2011-12, Australians eat 130g grams of meat per day, which includes beef, lamb, pork and chicken.
How much red meat do Australians eat?
Of the total amount of meat consumed, 57g/day of beef, lamb and pork is consumed, defined as ‘red meat’ in the Australian Dietary Guidelines. This is just under the recommended 65g/day.
How much red meat is recommended in the Australian Dietary Guidelines?
The Australian Dietary Guidelines recommend 455g/week of cooked red meat (equivalent to 650g/week raw weight) which is best eaten in 100 to 200g portions (raw weight), 3 to 4 times a week.
Which are the most popular meats consumed in Australia?
The most commonly consumed fresh meats in Australia are poultry and beef, followed by lamb and then pork.
Do Australians eat too much red meat?
Average red meat intake is 57g/day which is below the recommended 65g/day cooked meat.