What is Make Healthy Normal?

Make Healthy Normal is about making lifestyle changes that can make a big difference to your health. By keeping an eye on what you eat and doing more exercise, you’ll have more energy, feel better and reduce your risk of chronic diseases. Small steps make a big difference; here are our top five:

  • Choose smaller portions and less kilojoules

  • Make water your drink

  • Sit less and move more

  • Eat more fruit and veg

  • Be active every day

On this page, you can find tips from our ambassadors, Nicki Turner and John Leha.

Nicki is an nutritionist from the NSW mid north coast; below she shares her tips on how to shop for healthy tasty food on a budget to #makehealthynormal.

John is an inspiration for his family and the whole community. He was grieving, overweight and unhappy until he turned his life around through exercise and getting healthy. Below John has shared his story and tips to get you started to #makehealthynormal.

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John’s story
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For more tips from Nicki and John, please refer more videos page.

Other Make Healthy Normal Information

Want to make healthy changes? Take the quiz and join the 10 Week Make Healthy Normal Challenge! Set and monitor your own healthy activities and goals in your very own Make Healthy Normal account, and receive weekly emails packed with info and tips to keep you motivated.

To find out more about why we need to Make Healthy Normal, please visit What's normal or follow these links to find stacks of tips and strategies about how you can eat healthier, be more active and join our free programs.

Healthy Recipes

Here are some Heart Foundation healthy recipes for you and your family from Make Healthy Normal.

Beef Stir Fry

Chicken Curry

Yellow Belly Fish Cakes

Kangaroo Curry

Australian Salmon

Make Healthy Normal Free Programs

We also offer a range of free programs that you can join to get started on healthy journey.

For more Make Healthy Normal related free programs, please see Healthy programs.

Join the Koori Knockout Challenge
Register in Go4Fun

Call the Get Healthy Coaching Service​​​​​
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We would like to acknowledge the traditional owners of the land, and pay our respect to all Aboriginal elders both past and present.