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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.

  • Have a go at cutting back by just one soft drink a day to start with. Try to replace a soft drink with a mineral water or add slices of lemon, lime or mint to your water for that extra zing. Not only will your waistline thank you by reducing your sugar intake, your wallet will too. Get the kids on board with a new drink bottle or by having them record how much tap water they are drinking each day.

  • While fruit and vegetable juices have some nutritional benefits they can be high in kilojoules if your family drinks them in large quantities. Choose juice with no added sugar (including sparkling varieties) and limit to half to one cup per day.

  • 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.

  • Encourage your child to drink plenty of tap water. Draw up a chart to record how much water they are drinking each day.