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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.

  • When planning meals, make enough to include leftovers where possible and then set aside for tomorrow's lunch!

  • Try adding lemon or lime slices to tap water to make it tastier.

  • Try new foods with your child and talk to them about the taste, texture, smell and look.

  • 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.