Limit 'Sometimes' Foods

Limiting 'Sometimes' Foods is about helping children enjoy more 'everyday' foods and less 'sometimes' foods.


What are 'sometimes' foods and drinks?

‘Sometimes’ foods and drinks include chocolate, confectionary, sweet drinks, crisps, chips, fried foods and some cakes, biscuits and pastry items that are high in fat, sugar or salt.

Information and Ideas

Children aged 0-5 years:

Drinking water for babies

Drinks for children over 12 months

Lunchbox snack ideas

Healthy family cooking

Food pouches

Mouth care for babies and young children


Children aged 5-12 years:

Bring a Healthy Plate - ideas for healthy food to take to school celebrations and events

Party bag ideas


Children of all ages:

Lunchbox ideas 1 Lunchbox ideas 2 Lunchbox ideas 3

Tips for a rubbish-free lunch

How much sugar are you drinking?

'Swap It' Ideas for snacks

Top alternatives to chips

Super snack recipes

Service and school fundraising

Family pantry essentials


Food label reading tools:

Food labels

Foodswitch - a smartphone app that can be downloaded free from Android Google Play or Apple App Store.*

* Find out about this very useful tool to identify 'sometimes' foods quickly while you are shopping. Sometimes foods are those high in salt, sugar and saturated fats. The tool uses colour coding to identify healthy options. FoodSwitch is a smartphone application launched by the Food Policy group at the George Institute for Global Health, Australia. It has been launched in Australia, New Zealand and the UK.


Even more information:

Find other programs and websites that promote healthy eating and physical activity