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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.


  • We know how hard it can be, but children are less likely to eat when there is pressure, force or bribery.

  • Tinned legumes and vegies are a great way to make sure you've always got serves ready to go. Try throwing some tinned beans, lentils or chickpeas into a salad to give you a boost of fibre and protein and help keep you full until dinner time. Why not stock up this week?

  • If you have a fussy eater aged 1 to 5 in the family, ACT Health runs free, community-based groups to help you. Register now for the Coping with Fussy Eaters group.

  • 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 using our Habit tracker to keep a track of how often your family has fruit each day.