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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.


  • Like Mexican food? Try making your own Mexican seasoning by combining 1 teaspoon of ground cumin, dried oregano, and sweet paprika, and 1/2 teaspoon of chilli powder.

  • Iron is important for energy, brain development and growth. Try to include food with iron at each meal such as lean red meat, chicken, fish, legumes, eggs, nuts and seeds.

  • 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.

  • Packaged foods can often be high in salt, fat, sugar and kilojoules. Find out what is in the food you're eating and make better food choices when grocery shopping for you and your family.

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