Skip to content Skip to site navigation

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.


  • A serve of vegies equals:

    • 1/2 cup of most types of cooked vegies, or
    • 1 cup of raw salad.

  • Why not join up with a friend, another family or a neighbour and start a vegie patch in the backyard? You could even swap the vegies you grow.

  • Pre-packaged snack foods are often high in energy (kilojoules), unhealthy fats, sugar and/or salt. Limit them to special occasions.

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

  • Make it easy for your child to participate in a meal by providing some food that he or she likes in combination with something new.