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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.


  • If you don't enjoy eating a traditional breakfast, try making a fruit smoothie. For recipe ideas click here.

  • 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.

  • Why not join up with a friend, another family or a neighbour and start a vegie patch in the backyard? You could even swap the vegies you grow.

  • Try different fruit for their different textures - apples for their crunch, bananas for their smoothness, and oranges for their juiciness.

  • Keep some tinned vegies, beans, lentils and chickpeas in the house - they're an excellent alternative to meat. Mix them into a salad, soup or casserole for extra protein, iron and fibre.