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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.


  • Sugary drinks contain a lot of sugar but have no nutritional value and have been linked to tooth decay and weight gain.

  • Coping with a fussy eater can be very trying, but your're not alone. Reassure your child that they can try a new food but not finish it. Smelling, touching or tasting a new food can be a big step for a child. The Coping with Fussy Eaters Group may give you some more great advice!

  • Make a fun "canoe" out of cucumbers by slicing in half lengthways, scooping out the flesh and filling with soft cheese, or tuna - then sit it on a green sea of fresh shredded lettuce. For more ideas check out our Recipes.

  • Try to choose fresh foods over processed foods. See the Australian Guide to Healthy Eating for more information.  

  • We know how hard it can be, but children are less likely to eat when there is pressure, force or bribery.