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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.


  • Many of us use packaged food from time to time. To help work out healthier options, check out the BUPA FoodSwitch app. Simply scan the barcode of the food or drink items to see a list of healthier options based on fat, saturated fat, sugar and salt content. Download it for free from the App Store or Google Play.

  • With so much nutritional information on food labels they can be quite confusing. The ingredient listed first is present in the largest amount - so if sugar is first on the list, it means the product is high in sugar. Download the shopping helper here.

  • 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.

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

  • Do you have ideas you want to share with other families? Submit your own tip here.