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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.


  • If you're looking for a sweet snack, try raisin toast, a plain scone, English muffins, dried fruit and nuts, fruit smoothies or plain yoghurt with fruit. Check out the Tuckatalk Factsheets for more ideas.  

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

  • If you have a fussy eater aged 1 to 5 in the family, ACT Health runs free, community-based groups to help you. Register now for the Coping with Fussy Eaters group.

  • Offer your child a choice. Instead of "do you want broccoli for dinner?" ask "would you prefer broccoli or cauliflower with dinner?".

  • It's OK to let your children serve themselves (with your help) at mealtime - it will help them learn to listen to their body and develop their understanding of the difference between 'hungry' and 'full'. Remember, their appetite will vary from meal to meal and day to day.