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
Cooking with kids
Cooking with kids and sharing your kitchen with them encourages their interest in cooking and healthy food. Read ideas to get started on cooking with kids.
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
Here’s how to help kids make healthy food choices when eating out or eating away from home. It starts with healthy family food in very 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
Healthy drinks for kids
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
Here’s everything you need to know about iodine – why children need iodine, how much iodine your family needs and sources of iodine for your family 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.
Towards independent eating
Towards independent eating
A guide to the development of eating and feeding in babies, toddlers and children, with tips on helping children learn to eat independently and feed themselves.
Vitamin D: what you need to know
Vitamin D: what you need to know
Vitamin D helps bones grow, develop and stay strong. If you’re worried you or your children have a vitamin D deficiency, read this article for what to do.
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.
How to get kids eating vegetables
How to get kids eating vegetables
Do you find it hard to get your kids eating vegetables? Read our tips for getting kids – and the whole family – eating and enjoying more vegetables.
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.