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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.


  • Pre-packaged snack foods are often high in energy (kilojoules), unhealthy fats, sugar and/or salt. Limit them to special occasions.

  • Try to limit or avoid sugary drinks. Energy and sport drinks, flavoured mineral waters, cordials, iced teas, sweetened waters, sports waters, sugar sweetened crushed ice drinks, fruit drinks and, of course, soft drinks can contain up to 10 teaspoons of sugar per can. Check to see how much sugar is in all of your drinks and consider tap water instead.

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  • Try to create a safe and happy mealtime. Talk to your children about what they did during the day rather than focusing on how much or whether they're eating.

  • It's not always easy but try to avoid shopping on an empty stomach. Try eating a healthy snack before leaving home.