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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.


  • Larger serve sizes may be needed for children who are taller or more active.

  • In the supermarket, it's OK to say no to your kids when they ask for junk food. Say yes and their expectations for junk food could set in.

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

  • Fruit is great for on-the-go snacks. Have a bowl of fresh fruit on the kitchen bench and replace your normal morning tea with a piece. There are also plenty of snack recipes in our Recipes section that include fruit such as Apricot and Coconut balls and Energy Slice.

  • Use family meal times to try unfamiliar foods. This isn't always easy - you may need to offer food several times before your child is willing to try it and later enjoy it.