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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 not always easy but try to eat most meals at the dinner table away from distractions such as TV or other electronic screens.

  • It's not always easy but try to serve the same healthy meal to the whole family - it's a great way to be together and enjoy eating.

  • It's OK for kids to leave food on their plate. Avoid praising an empty plate - your kids should stop eating when they're full, not when the plate's been emptied.

  • Off to a sporting event? Pack some healthy snacks so you'll be less tempted by the high fat, high sugar foods on offer at the game. This tip can apply to any event or activity outside of the house.

  • Fresh herbs straight from your garden are lovely but the good news is that dried herbs actually contain more concentrated amounts of nutrients due to the absence of the water component. Dried herbs also have a longer shelf-life (but remember that they don’t last forever) and therefore can be a more cost-effective option than purchasing fresh herbs. Tip courtesy of Nutrition Australia ACT Inc.