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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.


  • Drinking tap water instead of sugary drinks will not only improve your health, it will save you money.

  • It's not always easy but try to eat healthy foods in front of your kids - because they learn by doing what you do. Visit ACT Health's Women, Youth and Children Nutrition Service for more information. 

  • 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.

  • It's best to try not to drink diet soft drinks as an alternative. Some studies show they have been associated with adverse health consequences such as overeating, weight gain and dental erosion.

  • Cook extra portions of vegies at dinnertime and use the leftovers for lunches the next day.