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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.


  • Teach your child to listen to their body's signals and ask "is your tummy telling you you’re full?".

  • Encourage your child to drink plenty of tap water. Draw up a chart to record how much water they are drinking each day.

  • We know how hard it can be, but children are less likely to eat when there is pressure, force or bribery.

  • Try your best to include different legumes such as green peas, beans, lentils and chickpeas each day. If you can't include them one day, try again the next day.

  • You decide where, when and what to eat - and your child decides whether and how much to eat. Find out more from the Healthy Habits factsheet.