Healthy Christmas Recipes Help Raise Awareness - eftpos Giveback Campaign
26 November 2013 at 11:20 am
Diabetes Australia is calling on the public to submit healthy Christmas recipes as part of the eftpos Giveback campaign.
eftpos CEO Bruce Mansfield said during the eftpos Giveback Campaign, Diabetes Australia was asking people to submit healthy Christmas recipes to help raise awareness about the importance of healthy eating, particularly during the festive season.
Mansfield said Diabetes Australia judges were selecting the best healthy Christmas recipe each week, with two of those submissions each receiving a $1,000 exclusive dining experience during the Giveback program which closes at 11:59pm, December 24.
Information about the judges, criteria and the best recipes can be found at http://www.eftposgiveback.com.au/recipe
“This year’s Giveback campaign is helping to raise awareness about Diabetes and Skin Cancer – to of Australia’s most prevalent diseases,” Mansfield said.
“Healthy eating is very important part of the equation for Diabetes and we are hoping people will share some great Christmas recipes online.
“Australians can also support the Giveback campaign by simply pressing CHQ and SAV at the checkout when they do their shopping in the lead up to Christmas and help donate up to $2 million to Diabetes Australia and Cancer Council.”
This year’s eftpos Giveback campaign donation recipients were selected following a strong public vote in an online poll for disease prevention, management and medical research as the preferred cause to be supported.
Diabetes is the fastest growing chronic condition in Australia. More than 1.5 million Australians have diabetes, with 280 people developing diabetes every day.
Diabetes Australia CEO Professor Greg Johnson said more than 1.5 million Australians with diabetes and more than 2 million people with pre-diabetes will potentially benefit from this generous Giveback donation.
Cancer Council Australia is also getting active on social media for the eftpos Giveback campaign, calling on Australian parents and secondary school students to nominate their schools for a new shade program to help prevent skin cancer.