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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 limiting creamy pastas, commercially baked or fried foods and opt for a side salad instead of fries. Small changes can make a big difference.

  • Tinned legumes and vegies are a great way to make sure you've always got serves ready to go. Try throwing some tinned beans, lentils or chickpeas into a salad to give you a boost of fibre and protein and help keep you full until dinner time. Why not stock up this week?

  • Try using our Habit tracker to track how many vegies your family eats each week. You might be surprised that you are actually getting more serves into your diet than you think!

  • Off to a sporting event? Pack some healthy snacks so you'll be less tempted by the high fat, high sugar foods on offer at the game. This tip can apply to any event or activity outside of the house.