With nutrition vital to reducing the risk of age-related macular degeneration, we have developed the Macula Menu, an online recipe collection of healthy, eye friendly recipes.
Macula Menu is a selection of recipes from the Foundation’s popular Eating for Eye Health - The Macular Degeneration Cookbook, as well as recipes submitted by members of the community.
Eating for Eye Health - The Macular Degeneration Cookbook was written by Ita Buttrose and Chef Vanessa Harcourt (nee Jones).Ita and Vanessa first worked together on Highlife - Ita as editor, invited Vanessa to become the magazine's food writer and stylist.
The book is packed with recipes containing the preferred ingredients for eye health including salmon, which is rich in omega 3 fatty acids, and also lutein rich spinach. Order your copy here
You will find plenty of delicious eye friendly recipes added to the Macula Menu over the coming months. Please enjoy!
“Since becoming Patron in 2005, I have been a keen advocate for raising awareness of macular degeneration. I often speak on the importance of diet and lifestyle to reduce the risk of developing the disease, stressing that eating a healthy, well balanced diet including green leafy vegetables, oily fish and fresh fruit is vital for eye health. I hope you enjoy the Macula Menu… and remember to submit your own eye friendly recipe!”
Ita Buttrose, Patron - Macular Disease Foundation Australia