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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.

  • 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!

  • When planning meals, make enough to include leftovers where possible and then set aside for tomorrow's lunch!

  • It's not always easy but try to eat a whole piece of fruit (like an orange) instead of drinking fruit juice. More nutrients, less sugar.

  • Nuts are suitable for children from 3 years of age (but keep these at home and avoid nuts when sending your children to early childhood centres or school).