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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.

  • Off to a sporting event? Pack some healthy snacks so you'll be less tempted by the high fat, high sugar foods on offer at the game. This tip can apply to any event or activity outside of the house.

  • Pre-packaged snack foods are often high in energy (kilojoules), unhealthy fats, sugar and/or salt. Limit them to special occasions.

  • 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.

  • Make a fun "canoe" out of cucumbers by slicing in half lengthways, scooping out the flesh and filling with soft cheese, or tuna - then sit it on a green sea of fresh shredded lettuce. For more ideas check out our Recipes.