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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.


  • Use family meal times to try unfamiliar foods. This isn't always easy - you may need to offer food several times before your child is willing to try it and later enjoy it.

  • 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.

  • Make it easy for your child to participate in a meal by providing some food that he or she likes in combination with something new.

  • Try to shop once for the whole week to save time and money.

  • Do you have ideas you want to share with other families? Submit your own tip here.