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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.

  • When it comes to eating well, you can't go past the nutrients you'll get from fruit and vegies to help you feel good and look good. Check out our breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack Recipes

  • It can be hard to eat well when you're eating out. Choose tomato-based pastas instead of creamy pastas, grilled fish instead of fried fish, boiled rice instead of fried rice, and salad instead of fries. Small changes can make a big difference.

  • While fruits contain vitamins and minerals our body needs, they also have high levels of natural sugars so just remember to keep everything in balance. Try replacing a couple of serves of fruit for vegies.

  • Kids have small stomachs and high energy needs so snacks are an important part of healthy eating. It can be hard but try your best to offer a variety of choices from the five food groups.