About meat consumption

Understanding what, how, where and why people eat meat informs effective nutrition education. This section brings together various sources of data required to examine the relationship between meat consumption and health.

How much meat do we eat?
According to the latest national nutrition survey, Australians consume on average 130 grams of meat per day. Popular meat product choices are examined.
Meat consumption trends
The past 40 years have seen a significant change in the types of meat consumed in Australia, but not the amount of meat consumed. Changes in meat choices and tips for interpreting apparent consumption data is discussed.
Main meal choices and preparation practices
98% of Australians eat between 6pm and 8pm with 75% of meals ‘cooked from scratch’. Popular main meal choices in Australia, cooking practices and factors that influence the overall healthiness of the meal are considered.