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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 eat some meals with the whole family. Sharing meals is a great way to keep across what's going on in everyone's lives.

  • If you have a fussy eater aged 1 to 5 in the family, ACT Health runs free, community-based groups to help you. Register now for the Coping with Fussy Eaters group.

  • When planning meals, make enough to include leftovers where possible and then set aside for tomorrow's lunch!

  • Plan your healthy meals for the week, then make a shopping list to ensure you get everything you need in one trip.

  • We know how hard it can be, but children are less likely to eat when there is pressure, force or bribery.