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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

  • 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.

  • Did you know that water makes up around 60% of your body weight? And if our brains don't get enough water, our ability to concentrate can decrease by 13 percent and our short term memory can drop by 7 percent? Drink tap water throughout the day, every day.

  • It's OK for kids to leave food on their plate. Avoid praising an empty plate - your kids should stop eating when they're full, not when the plate's been emptied.

  • Try not to fall for the specials. That item on special might be good value, but ask yourself: "do we really need this?".