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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.


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

  • Frozen vegies are just as nutritious as the fresh variety - plus they're great value and extremely convenient.

  • Add grated carrot or pumpkin to a wholegrain muffin recipe. Or for a sweet alternative, add banana or apple instead.

  • If you choose to have a sugary drink, opt for a small serve size or better still, choose tap water instead. You can find 'Water on Tap' at various locations across Canberra.

  • 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).