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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.

  • Teach your child to listen to their body's signals and ask "is your tummy telling you you’re full?".

  • Soup is great in winter and can be made at home with lots of vegies (it's also a good way to use up whatever is left in the fridge!). Check out our Recipes for more ideas.

  • 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.

  • If your kids are getting hungry while you're on the move, one way to avoid fast-food temptation is by always having some fruit in your bag.