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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.


  • Let the kids choose a new type of vegie to use in a stir fry - like mushrooms or Chinese greens. For more ideas check out our Recipes.

  • It can be hard to eat well when you're eating out. Choose tomato-based pastas instead of creamy pastas, grilled fish instead of fried fish, boiled rice instead of fried rice, and salad instead of fries. Small changes can make a big difference.

  • It's not always easy but try to eat healthy foods in front of your kids - because they learn by doing what you do. Visit ACT Health's Women, Youth and Children Nutrition Service for more information. 

  • It's best to try not to drink diet soft drinks as an alternative. Some studies show they have been associated with adverse health consequences such as overeating, weight gain and dental erosion.

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