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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.


  • Did you know that water makes up around 60% of your body weight? And if our brains don't get enough water, our ability to concentrate can decrease by 13 percent and our short term memory can drop by 7 percent? Drink tap water throughout the day, every day.

  • Are you trying to decrease your salt intake? Use herbs and spices liberally in cooking to give flavour without the need to add salt. Tip courtesy of Nutrition Australia ACT Inc.

  • It's not always easy but try to eat a whole piece of fruit (like an orange) instead of drinking fruit juice. More nutrients, less sugar.

  • Choose fruit and vegies in season. They taste great and are often cheaper too - check out our guide to what's in season now.

  • 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.