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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.


  • Larger serve sizes may be needed for children who are taller or more active.

  • The best drink to keep the family hydrated every day is tap water. Keep a jug of chilled tap water in the fridge so everyone can have chilled water when thirst hits.

  • Make it easy for your child to participate in a meal by providing some food that he or she likes in combination with something new.

  • If you have a fussy eater aged 1 to 5 in the family, ACT Health runs free, community-based groups to help you. Register now for the Coping with Fussy Eaters group.

  • Children can enjoy buffet style meals. It gives them independence and helps them to choose foods that match their food preferences and appetite. Place all the toppings on the table and allow family members to prepare their own Fajitas.