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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.


  • While fruits contain vitamins and minerals our body needs, they also have high levels of natural sugars so just remember to keep everything in balance. Try replacing a couple of serves of fruit for vegies.

  • It's not always easy but try to eat healthy foods in front of your kids - because they learn by doing what you do. Visit ACT Health's Women, Youth and Children Nutrition Service for more information. 

  • Fruit is great for on-the-go snacks. Have a bowl of fresh fruit on the kitchen bench and replace your normal morning tea with a piece. There are also plenty of snack recipes in our Recipes section that include fruit such as Apricot and Coconut balls and Energy Slice.

  • Try your best to include different legumes such as green peas, beans, lentils and chickpeas each day. If you can't include them one day, try again the next day.

  • If you don't enjoy eating a traditional breakfast, try making a fruit smoothie. For recipe ideas click here.