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.
Try to buy juice with no added sugar and limit by half to one cup per day for young children.
It's OK for kids to leave food on their plate. Avoid praising an empty plate - your kids should stop eating when they're full, not when the plate's been emptied.
Try as best as you can to include vegetables at meals and snacks throughout the day. Try salt-reduced baked beans on wholegrain toast, poached eggs with mushrooms, tomatoes and spinach or vegie sticks and dip. Check out our Recipes for more ideas.
It's not always easy but try to eat a whole piece of fruit (like an orange) instead of drinking fruit juice. More nutrients, less sugar.
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.