Healthy eating articles
Carbohydrates and GI
Carbohydrates and GI
What are carbohydrates? What’s the glycaemic index or GI? And why are they important? This article explains how to use GI to make family eating healthier.
Cooking with kids and teenagers
Cooking with kids and teenagers
Cooking with kids and teens and sharing your kitchen with them encourages their interest in cooking and eating healthy food. Here are ways to get started.
Dietary guidelines in pictures: children 4-8 years
Dietary guidelines in pictures: children 4-8 years
What do children 4-8 years need to eat each day? Our illustrated dietary guidelines make it easy to serve up the right amount from the five food groups.
Eating away from home
Eating away from home
Read how to help kids and teens make healthy food choices when eating out or eating away from home. It starts with healthy family food in early childhood.
Food labels: nutritional information and ingredients
Food labels: nutritional information and ingredients
Food labels have so much nutritional information that they can be very confusing. Our guide makes food labels simple so you can make healthy choices
Getting your child to eat breakfast
Getting your child to eat breakfast
Need breakfast ideas for kids? Our guide to getting kids to eat breakfast has healthy breakfast ideas and explains why breakfast is important for kids. Article available in: Arabic, Dari, Karen, Persian, Simplified Chinese, Vietnamese
Good and bad fat: tips for getting the balance right
Good and bad fat: tips for getting the balance right
How do you eat more good fats and cut bad fats out of your family’s diet? Get practical tips to help you choose foods and serve meals with healthy fats.
Good fats and bad fats: the basics
Good fats and bad fats: the basics
Good fats, bad fats – what’s the difference? Our essential guide takes you through good fats and bad fats so you can make healthy food choices.
Healthy drinks for kids and teenagers
Healthy drinks for kids and teenagers
What are healthy drinks for kids? Water is best. Soft drinks, cordials and fruit juices are unhealthy. This simple guide explains what kids should drink.
Healthy food for school-age children: the five food groups
Healthy food for school-age children: the five food groups
Choosing healthy food from the five food groups for school children doesn’t have to be hard. Use our guide to give your child the best possible nutrition.
Healthy lunch box ideas for children
Healthy lunch box ideas for children
Need some healthy lunch ideas for children? Check out our handy illustrated guide for tasty, healthy lunch box ideas to keep your child going all day.
Iodine: what you need to know
Iodine: what you need to know
Children need iodine for growth and development. Grown-ups need it too. To see whether your family is getting enough iodine, start by checking your diet.
Making family meals enjoyable: six tips
Making family meals enjoyable: six tips
Family life is so busy. Regular family meals give you a chance to catch up and enjoy each other’s company. Here’s how to make the most of family meals.
Packing healthy lunches for children
Packing healthy lunches for children
Packing healthy lunches for children isn’t always easy. But with our healthy lunch ideas, your child’s lunch box options will be nutritious – and tasty!
School canteens and tuckshops: choosing healthy food
School canteens and tuckshops: choosing healthy food
If your child wants to buy lunch or snacks from the school canteen or tuckshop, you can help him make healthy choices. Here’s how.
Vegetables: how to encourage your child to eat more
Vegetables: how to encourage your child to eat more
Vegetables – children don’t always want to eat them, but vegetables are important in a healthy diet. Use our tips to encourage your child to eat vegies.
Vitamin D: what you need to know
Vitamin D: what you need to know
Vitamin D helps bones grow, develop and stay strong. Children get most of their vitamin D from sunlight as well as a small amount from some foods.
Vitamins and minerals
Vitamins and minerals
We need vitamins and minerals to grow and stay healthy. Read this essential guide to make sure your family gets all the vitamins and minerals you need.
Healthy eating habits for kids
Healthy eating habits for kids
Worried about what your child is eating, and how much? Get practical ideas to make sure your child eats healthy foods and develops healthy eating habits.
Quick, easy and healthy food: videos
Quick, easy and healthy food: videos
Making quick easy healthy food doesn’t have to be hard. Watch these five short videos for top lunch ideas and tips for getting children into healthy food.
Healthy food choices for children: videos
Healthy food choices for children: videos
How do you get kids to make healthy food choices? These four short videos get you started with shopping for healthy food and doing lunch boxes together.
Encouraging healthy eating in children: videos
Encouraging healthy eating in children: videos
Want to know how to make broccoli disappear? These three short videos show how making food fun can get kids into healthy eating and healthy food.
Fresh food and children: videos
Fresh food and children: videos
Getting kids interested in fresh food starts in the garden. Watch these videos for ideas on getting kids talking about healthy food – and eating it too!
Healthy food and children’s learning and development: videos
Healthy food and children’s learning and development: videos
Who knew a fresh food market could help kids learn about healthy food, reading, maths and more? These videos show how healthy food boosts child development.