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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.


  • Try to buy juice with no added sugar and limit by half to one cup per day for young children.

  • Use child-sized plates and bowls for your kids. It makes it easier to tell if they're getting the right portion size. Visit the Australian Dietary Guidelines to find the recommended number of serves by gender and age group.

  • To help cut back on sugary drinks start small. Don't have them in your house by avoiding the soft drink aisle at the supermarket. Or even try to keep a jug of water in the fridge instead. If water isn't your thing, why not try swapping sugary drinks with milk instead? Remember, every small step counts.

  • Why not join up with a friend, another family or a neighbour and start a vegie patch in the backyard? You could even swap the vegies you grow.

  • Check out BUPA's FoodSwitch app to see how much sugar is in your favourite drinks, snacks and cereals. Download it for free from the App Store or Google Play.