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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.


  • Keep food safe. When handling raw meat, poultry, seafood and eggs, always use separate cutting boards, plates and utensils from ready-to-eat foods.

  • Try to create a safe and happy mealtime. Talk to your children about what they did during the day rather than focusing on how much or whether they're eating.

  • ‘Plastic’ cheese is a good source of calcium and protein. Plastic-wrapped cheese slices are a staple in school lunch boxes across the country. However, some people may believe that just because this cheese is pre-sliced and plastic-wrapped, it has also been modified in a way that has stripped it of all its goodness. The fact is these slices contain just as much protein and calcium as hard block cheese.
    Tip courtesy of Nutrition Australia ACT Inc.

  • Frozen vegies are just as nutritious as the fresh variety - plus they're great value and extremely convenient.

  • Keep food safe. When handling raw meat, poultry, seafood and eggs, always use separate cutting boards, plates and utensils from ready-to-eat foods.