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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.


  • Soup is great in winter and can be made at home with lots of vegies (it's also a good way to use up whatever is left in the fridge!). Check out our Recipes for more ideas.

  • If you eat fast food, try to swap fries for a side salad, a sundae for a fruit salad and soft drink for tap water (take your own drink bottle!).

  • ‘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.

  • It's not always easy but if you don't keep junk food in the house, it's much easier to stick to eating healthily. Plus you'll avoid the tantrums that can arise when the kids know there are lollies nearby!

  • Get the kids involved with preparing vegies! Younger children can use their hands to shred lettuce and wash vegies, while older kids can be taught how to safely use a peeler. For more ideas visit the Fresh Tastes: healthy food at school section of this website.