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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.


  • Fresh herbs straight from your garden are lovely but the good news is that dried herbs actually contain more concentrated amounts of nutrients due to the absence of the water component. Dried herbs also have a longer shelf-life (but remember that they don’t last forever) and therefore can be a more cost-effective option than purchasing fresh herbs. Tip courtesy of Nutrition Australia ACT Inc.

  • Tap water and milk are the best drinks. Tap water provides fluoride to help protect from tooth decay while milk is a good source of calcium, which is important for healthy bones and teeth. You can use low fat dairy products if your child is 2 years and over.

  • Let the kids choose a new type of vegie to use in a stir fry - like mushrooms or Chinese greens. For more ideas check out our Recipes.

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

  • We are lucky in the ACT that we have such clean drinking water. When you head out, make sure you take a full water bottle from home. It will keep you hydrated as well as saving you money.