Challenge your family to eat well
A great way to change your family’s eating habits for the better is to set yourselves a challenge. We've even created some tips to help you start eating better today!
Meal times are a great time for you to connect with your family. This week plan a picnic and head outdoors with a rug and enjoy your time together.
Try a 'Vegie Rainbow' this week. Try eating seven different coloured vegetables over the week. For example carrots (orange), beetroot (purple), broccoli (green), red capsicum (red), squash (yellow), parsnip (white) and cooked mushrooms (brown).
Challenge your kids to help prepare dinner every day this week. They could do anything from washing vegetables and putting frozen vegetables on an oven tray through to setting the table.
Think beyond the dinner table and add vegies to your family's breakfast for two or three days of the week (if you don't already!). Try reduced salt baked beans on wholegrain toast, or poached eggs with mushrooms, tomatoes and spinach. Or, use your leftover vegies from the night before to make a super quick vegie omelette in the morning.
Can you and your family cut down by one sugary drink a day for one week? If you don't succeed one week, don’t beat yourself up and try again the next week.