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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.


  • Eat at the dinner table rather than in front of the TV or other electronic devices. This makes it easier to pay attention to how much we're eating.

  • We know how hard it can be but try to swap cakes and biscuits for raisin toast, crumpets, low fat muffins, pancakes and pikelets.

  • When shopping with the kids, distract them from pestering you for junk food by making a fun scavenger hunt game to help you find all the healthy food items on your list. Give them their own pull-along basket to help.

  • 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!

  • Low or reduced fat dairy foods are suitable for children over 2 years of age.