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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.


  • Try to drink plenty of tap water every day. It contains fluoride to keep your teeth healthy.

  • It's not always easy but try to eat a whole piece of fruit (like an orange) instead of drinking fruit juice. More nutrients, less sugar.

  • The best drink to keep the family hydrated every day is tap water. Keep a jug of chilled tap water in the fridge so everyone can have chilled water when thirst hits.

  • You decide where, when and what to eat - and your child decides whether and how much to eat. Find out more from the Healthy Habits factsheet.

  • Read the back of the label on packaged foods. Sugar can be disguised as the following: fructose, sucrose, maltose, glucose, corn syrup and molasses. "Sugar free" products often have an artificial sugar substitute.