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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.


  • 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.

  • The best drink to keep the family hydrated every day is tap water. Keep a jug of chilled tap water in the fridge so everyone can have chilled water when thirst hits.

  • Add vegies like carrot or zucchini to spaghetti bolognaise, lasagne, casseroles, muffins and much more. It's an easy way to get more vegies in your day. For more ideas check out our Recipes.

  • Have a go at cutting back on sugary drinks by just one soft drink a day to start with. Try to replace a soft drink with sparkling plain water or add slices of lemon, lime or mint to your water for that extra zing. Remember, small changes can make a big difference!

  • ‘Plastic’ cheese is a good source of calcium and protein. Plastic-wrapped cheese slices are a staple in school lunch boxes across the country. However, some people may believe that just because this cheese is pre-sliced and plastic-wrapped, it has also been modified in a way that has stripped it of all its goodness. The fact is these slices contain just as much protein and calcium as hard block cheese.
    Tip courtesy of Nutrition Australia ACT Inc.