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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.


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

  • It's best to try not to drink diet soft drinks as an alternative. Some studies show they have been associated with adverse health consequences such as overeating, weight gain and dental erosion.

  • 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.

  • The best drink to have is tap water, so make sure everyone in the house has their own drink bottle filled and in the fridge ready to go for when thirst hits. Drinking tap water instead of buying sugary drinks will not only improve your health, it will also save you money.

  • Have a go at cutting back by just one soft drink a day to start with. Try to replace a soft drink with a mineral water or add slices of lemon, lime or mint to your water for that extra zing. Not only will your waistline thank you by reducing your sugar intake, your wallet will too. Get the kids on board with a new drink bottle or by having them record how much tap water they are drinking each day.