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Tips to help you eat well

This collection of handy tips will help you and your family enjoy better eating habits. But don’t forget to also check out our ‘Good Habits’ recipes, as well as challenges to keep your family motivated.


  • If you choose to have a sugary drink, opt for a small serve size or better still, choose tap water instead. You can find 'Water on Tap' at various locations across Canberra.

  • It's OK to let your children serve themselves (with your help) at mealtime - it will help them learn to listen to their body and develop their understanding of the difference between 'hungry' and 'full'. Remember, their appetite will vary from meal to meal and day to day.

  • Try using our Habit tracker to track how many vegies your family eats each week. You might be surprised that you are actually getting more serves into your diet than you think!

  • Poach, boil or scramble one or two eggs and serve with grilled tomatoes and mushrooms and multigrain toast. Healthy, tasty and easy! For more ideas, check out our Recipes.

  • Choose small sizes over large for your milk-based coffee to receive all the nutrition and benefits of  milk and coffee while cutting your kilojoule intake by 50%. Tip courtesy of Nutrition Australia ACT Inc.