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.
It's OK to let your children serve themselves (with your help) at mealtime - it will help them learn to listen to their body and develop their understanding of the difference between 'hungry' and 'full'. Remember, their appetite will vary from meal to meal and day to day.
Try to shop once for the whole week to save time and money.
Try different fruit for their different textures - apples for their crunch, bananas for their smoothness, and oranges for their juiciness.
Keep food safe. When handling raw meat, poultry, seafood and eggs, always use separate cutting boards, plates and utensils from ready-to-eat foods.