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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.


  • Eating vegies is a great way to maintain a healthy weight. If you're worried about your child's weight, talk with your GP or make an appointment with a dietitian in ACT Health's Women, Youth and Children Nutrition team

  • Try adding lemon or lime slices to tap water to make it tastier.

  • With so much nutritional information on food labels they can be quite confusing. The ingredient listed first is present in the largest amount - so if sugar is first on the list, it means the product is high in sugar. Download the shopping helper here.

  • It's not always easy but try to eat most meals at the dinner table away from distractions such as TV or other electronic screens.

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