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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.


  • The BUPA FoodSwitch app lets you scan the barcodes of food or drink items at the supermarket, making it easier to find healthier grocery options. It's a great app to help your family on the road to healthier eating habits. Download it for free from the App Store or Google Play.

  • Try to buy juice with no added sugar and limit by half to one cup per day for young children.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The best drink to have is tap water, so make sure everyone in the house has their own drink bottle filled and in the fridge ready to go for when thirst hits. Drinking tap water instead of buying sugary drinks will not only improve your health, it will also save you money.