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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.


  • At snack time, offer your child vegies with a dip or spread. Try low-fat cream cheese, peanut butter, avocado, salsa dip or hummus. For more healthy snack ideas, check out our Recipes.

  • Packaged foods can often be high in salt, fat, sugar and kilojoules. Find out what is in the food you're eating and make better food choices when grocery shopping for you and your family.

  • Try your best to avoid using rewards (such as dessert) to encourage your child to eat. Instead, praise your child with words (or maybe the promise of kicking a ball outside) when they try something new.

  • If you're eating out, try to choose from the Five Food Groups and don't be tempted to supersize! It might seem like better value for money, but it's actually costing your family's health a great deal more!

  • Try as best as you can to include vegetables at meals and snacks throughout the day. Try salt-reduced baked beans on wholegrain toast, poached eggs with mushrooms, tomatoes and spinach or vegie sticks and dip. Check out our Recipes for more ideas.