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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 best to avoid or limit diet soft drinks. Some studies show they have been associated with adverse health consequences such as overeating, weight gain and dental erosion.

  • The BUPA FoodSwitch app lets you scan the barcodes of food or drink items at the supermarket, making it easier to find healthier grocery options. It's a great app to help your family on the road to healthier eating habits. Download it for free from the App Store or Google Play.

  • Choose small sizes over large for your milk-based coffee to receive all the nutrition and benefits of  milk and coffee while cutting your kilojoule intake by 50%. Tip courtesy of Nutrition Australia ACT Inc.

  • Try to eat some meals with the whole family. Sharing meals is a great way to keep across what's going on in everyone's lives.

  • Think of snacks as mini meals and make them healthy. Offer a variety of choices based on the five food groups across the day.