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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.


  • 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.

  • The Australian Dietary Guidelines recommend limiting your intake of sugar-sweetened soft drinks, cordials, fruit drinks, vitamin waters, energy and sports drinks.

  • 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.

  • A serve of fruit equals:

    • 1 medium-sized piece of fruit, such as an apple, banana, orange or pear 
    • 2 small pieces of fruit, such as apricots, kiwi fruits or plums, or 
    • 1 cup of tinned fruit (with no added sugar).

  • Are you trying to decrease your salt intake? Use herbs and spices liberally in cooking to give flavour without the need to add salt. Tip courtesy of Nutrition Australia ACT Inc.