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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.


  • A serve of fruit equals:

    • 1 medium-sized piece of fruit, such as an apple, banana, orange or pear 
    • 2 small pieces of fruit, such as apricots, kiwi fruits or plums, or 
    • 1 cup of tinned fruit (with no added sugar).

  • Try to eat some meals with the whole family. Sharing meals is a great way to keep across what's going on in everyone's lives.

  • Encourage your child to drink plenty of tap water. Draw up a chart to record how much water they are drinking each day.

  • Eating vegies is a great way to maintain a healthy weight. If you're worried about your child's weight, talk with your GP or make an appointment with a dietitian in ACT Health's Women, Youth and Children Nutrition team

  • Try your best to include different legumes such as green peas, beans, lentils and chickpeas each day. If you can't include them one day, try again the next day.