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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.

  • In the supermarket, it's OK to say no to your kids when they ask for junk food. Say yes and their expectations for junk food could set in.

  • Read the back of the label on packaged foods. Sugar can be disguised as the following: fructose, sucrose, maltose, glucose, corn syrup and molasses. "Sugar free" products often have an artificial sugar substitute.

  • It's not always easy but try to avoid shopping on an empty stomach. Try eating a healthy snack before leaving home.

  • 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.