Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Ekka Survival Tips Make Show of Health

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Ekka Survival Tips Make Show of Health

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AMONG the 23,000 toasted cheese sandwiches, 335 different showbags and 10,000 animals that will make up this year's Ekka experience, Diabetes Queensland is helping show-goers stay healthy.

Diabetes Queensland CEO Michelle Trute says events such as the Ekka are a great opportunity for families to enjoy a day out and about, and sample some of the finest fresh produce the state has to offer. aOften, our first thought of the Ekka is strawberry sundaes, showbags filled with junk food and the kids a or us a getting sick from all the sugar,a Ms Trute said.

aThere's nothing wrong with having a treat on a day out.

aBut there are plenty of ways you can enjoy what you love about the Ekka, and other festivals, while still keeping a healthy spin on things.

aIt might mean planning ahead and packing healthy snacks, or writing up a small itinerary so you know when and where you can get good food options on the day.a

Diabetes Queensland has developed a list of Ekka survival tips to assist people when planning visits to the show:

Pack your walking shoes a grab a map and see how much of the 22 hectares of the showgrounds you can cover in a few hours. …

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