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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.


  • Try new foods with your child and talk to them about the taste, texture, smell and look.

  • Tap water and milk are the best drinks. Tap water provides fluoride to help protect from tooth decay while milk is a good source of calcium, which is important for healthy bones and teeth. You can use low fat dairy products if your child is 2 years and over.

  • 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.

  • If you choose to have a sugary drink, opt for a small serve size or better still, choose tap water instead. You can find 'Water on Tap' at various locations across Canberra.

  • Get the kids involved with preparing vegies! Younger children can use their hands to shred lettuce and wash vegies, while older kids can be taught how to safely use a peeler. For more ideas visit the Fresh Tastes: healthy food at school section of this website.