Families on doing food differently

Hear from families discussing the many ways food is a part of their lives. When visiting family homes, we met children proud of the food they eat at home. Families told us about the importance of family dinners and the pleasure of sharing food with each other. We also explored food rituals in family life: cakes for birthdays, treats on special occasions. Parents are pragmatic about treats. These interviews present a range of perspectives on sugar and celebratory food.


Rachel, age 10 years and Robert, father of 3

Regional Victoria.


Lisa, mother of 3

Outer suburban Melbourne.


Lila, mother of Rose, age 11 and Eva, age 6

Suburban Melbourne.


Connie, mother of Nicholas, age 12, Annie, age 6, and Darby, 14 years

Inner suburban Melbourne.