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.
Have a go at cutting back by just one soft drink a day to start with. Try to replace a soft drink with a mineral water or add slices of lemon, lime or mint to your water for that extra zing. Not only will your waistline thank you by reducing your sugar intake, your wallet will too. Get the kids on board with a new drink bottle or by having them record how much tap water they are drinking each day.
Read the back of the label on packaged foods. Sugar can be disguised as the following: fructose, sucrose, maltose, glucose, corn syrup and molasses. "Sugar free" products often have an artificial sugar substitute.
Get to know your supermarket and where healthy foods are kept so you can avoid the temptation of the confectionery and sugary drink aisles.
Use leftover vegies from the night before to add to a super-quick vegie frittata in the morning.
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.