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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.


  • It's an easy one to forget but try to take your own water bottle when you leave the house so you're not tempted to buy sugary drinks. Leave a spare bottle in the boot of your car for emergencies.

  • While fruit and vegetable juices have some nutritional benefits they can be high in kilojoules if your family drinks them in large quantities. Choose juice with no added sugar (including sparkling varieties) and limit to half to one cup per day.

  • Make it easy for your child to participate in a meal by providing some food that he or she likes in combination with something new.

  • It's not always easy but try to avoid shopping on an empty stomach. Try eating a healthy snack before leaving home.

  • 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.