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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.

  • Soft drinks contain a lot of sugar but have no nutritional value and have been linked to tooth decay and weight gain.

  • Make a fun "canoe" out of cucumbers by slicing in half lengthways, scooping out the flesh and filling with soft cheese, or tuna - then sit it on a green sea of fresh shredded lettuce. For more ideas check out our Recipes.

  • Add grated carrot or pumpkin to a wholegrain muffin recipe. Or for a sweet alternative, add banana or apple instead.

  • Nuts are suitable for children from 3 years of age (but keep these at home and avoid nuts when sending your children to early childhood centres or school).