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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.

  • It's not always easy but if you don't keep junk food in the house, it's much easier to stick to eating healthily. Plus you'll avoid the tantrums that can arise when the kids know there are lollies nearby!

  • Offer your child a choice. Instead of "do you want broccoli for dinner?" ask "would you prefer broccoli or cauliflower with dinner?".

  • Try not to fall for the specials. That item on special might be good value, but ask yourself: "do we really need this?".

  • 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.