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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.


  • Drinking tap water instead of sugary drinks will not only improve your health, it will save you money.

  • It's not always easy but try to eat a whole piece of fruit (like an orange) instead of drinking fruit juice. More nutrients, less sugar.

  • It's not always easy but keep offering a range of foods from the Five Food Groups, even if your child refuses them. It might take between 10 to 15 attempts, but there's a good chance they'll learn to enjoy a variety of healthy food eventually!

  • 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

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