tips for healthy eating

Eat together

Coming together to share a meal helps build strong family and whānau. Your whole family will benefit from spending time together, talking and sharing stories.

When your children sit down to share home-cooked food with the family, they are more likely to eat healthier food. It's an opportunity to show your children good eating practices, and you will see they are eating healthily.

  • Set a time when you'll be eating together and let the family know in advance.
  • Plan ahead so that you have all the foods you need to make a meal.
  • Turn the TV off to keep the focus on the family.
  • Try to eat together most nights with everyone who's home.