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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.


  • It's an easy one to forget but try to take your own water bottle when you leave the house so you're not tempted to buy sugary drinks. Leave a spare bottle in the boot of your car for emergencies.

  • For a healthier option, go with steamed rice instead of fried rice, or boiled noodles instead of fried noodles. 

  • Try your best to avoid using rewards (such as dessert) to encourage your child to eat. Instead, praise your child with words (or maybe the promise of kicking a ball outside) when they try something new.

  • On days when you don't have time to cook, there are lots of small ways you can make takeaway healthier. If you're getting fish and chips choose grilled fish instead of battered or deep-fried and swap the chips for a salad.

  • Larger serve sizes may be needed for children who are taller or more active.