The theme of this years annual awareness week is: How's your macula?
The Macuar Disease Foundation Australia encourages those at risk to have an eye test and macula check.
To highlight the importance of good nutrition during 2015 Macular Degeneration Awareness Week the Foundation is asking for contributions a recipe to the 'Macula Menu'.
The 'Macula Menu' will be a collection of healthy recipes that include eye friendly ingredients such as dark green leafy vegetables and fish.
A healthy, well balanced meal is one which includes a variety of nutritious ingredients from any of the five food groups:
- Lean meats, poultry, fish, eggs, tofu, nuts and seeds
- Vegetables, legumes and beans
- Fruit Grain (cereal) foods, which are wholegrain and/or high fibre varieties (low GI)
- Milk, yoghurt, cheese
For more informaiton on how to contribute or about Macular Awareness Week visit the Macular Disease Foundation website.