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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.


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

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

  • Use child-sized plates and bowls for your kids. It makes it easier to tell if they're getting the right portion size. Visit the Australian Dietary Guidelines to find the recommended number of serves by gender and age group.

  • 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.

  • 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.