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Veterans' Health Week

Australian government logo and reads Veterans' Health WeekThis year Veterans' Health Week (VHW) was held from Saturday, 22 September to Sunday, 30 September.

DVA partnered with ex-service organisations (ESOs) and community groups to organise and participate in fun events that highlighted the importance of improving and maintaining good health.

Over 130 events based on this year's theme of Nutrition helped current and former Australian Defence Force members and their families to eat better and smarter. Organisations held a variety of events that included BBQs, cook-offs and informative talks, where participants learnt about nutrition and why eating a balanced diet is vital for good health and wellbeing. View photos from the events.

DVA would like to thank ESOs and community groups for delivering their VHW events and supporting their local veteran community.

Good nutrition is essential for an individual's health at all ages. Eating well plays a key role in reducing the risk of developing a range of chronic health conditions. This year, DVA’s Dietetics Adviser, Tara Diversi created a series of healthy recipes which are available for you and your family to enjoy. Tara also produced a series of short videos on nutrition which are available on DVA’s YouTube channel.

VHW 2019

In 2019, the VHW theme will be mental wellness. The VHW 2019 dates will be confirmed in early 2019. It’s never too early to start planning your next VHW event. If you would like to discuss VHW 2019, please contact your local DVA VHW contact.

Each State and Territory has a VHW contact. Refer to the following for contact details:

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