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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.


  • Children can enjoy buffet style meals. It gives them independence and helps them to choose foods that match their food preferences and appetite. Place all the toppings on the table and allow family members to prepare their own Fajitas.

  • Many of us use packaged food from time to time. To help work out healthier options, check out the BUPA FoodSwitch app. Simply scan the barcode of the food or drink items to see a list of healthier options based on fat, saturated fat, sugar and salt content. Download it for free from the App Store or Google Play.

  • Offer children a smaller meal size than adults e.g. for younger children, make smaller sized rissoles.

  • Choose small sizes over large for your milk-based coffee to receive all the nutrition and benefits of  milk and coffee while cutting your kilojoule intake by 50%. Tip courtesy of Nutrition Australia ACT Inc.

  • Eat at the dinner table rather than in front of the TV or other electronic devices. This makes it easier to pay attention to how much we're eating.