Plantastic Challenge

This Smart Eating Week, we are encouraging staff to take on the Plantastic challenge and eat at least 30 different types of plant foods in a week!

The current evidence shows that our gut bacteria is influenced by what we eat.

When it comes to optimising our gut health and gut microbiota, the current evidence suggest that individuals who consumed 30 or more plant foods a week had more diverse gut microbiota compared to those who consumed 10 or less, and this notion originated from emerging research highlighting the relationship between food, mood and our gut.

All you have to do is:

  1. Download and print the checklist here or edit directly onto the PDF.
  2. From Monday 13 February to Sunday 19 February 2023, tick off items on the checklist that you consumed throughout the week.
  3. For any plant foods you had that are not on the checklist, list them in the right column.
  4. At the end of the week, tally up the numbers and see how you went!

We love hearing from you! If you are comfortable sharing your results and experience, share your story with us on Monash Wellbeing Workplace group and use the following hashtags: #monashsmarteating #Plantastic

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