Simple meal planning help will be able to help feed the average Ballarat family nutritiously for less than $100 a week. LiveLighter&nbsp;is set to launch go-to guides in Ballarat on Thursday for how families encouraging families to&nbsp;make healthier, sustainable changes to diet. The resources, in collaboration with Ballarat Health Services and Ballarat Community Health&nbsp;aim&nbsp;to promote weight management and reduce health risks like heart disease, type two diabetes and cancer. BHS dietitian&nbsp;Kate Falconer said eating healthy, fresh food&nbsp;and saving money was achievable on a tight budget with plan. "Fresh food is a lot cheaper per kilo and buying wholegrain breads and cereals can work out cheaper in the long-run,"&nbsp;Ms Falconer said. "...Often take-away items are false economy. Eating fresh, cooking your meals and freezing left-overs is more competitive in cost." READ MORE: 'Wake-up call' film generates deeper understanding of region's insecurity Ms Falconer said in a time-poor society, pre-prepared healthy meal programs could be handy for people but LiveLighter's plans could help people make simple, easy and affordable meals. Ballarat has well-publicised higher-than average obesity and overweight rates in the state. The LiveLighter launch comes on the back on World Oral Health Day with the Rethink Sugary Drink alliance reiterating the message to cut back sugary drink to both prevent tooth decay and health risks like heart disease, cancer and unhealthy weight gain. Ms Falconer said tap water being drink of choice was better for health, the environment and your budget. "As a dietitian, I see a cross-section of the community but we can see a big improvement when people swap to drinking water both in dental and weight management,"&nbsp;Ms Falconer said.&nbsp; Australians aged 15-plus have an average of 13 decayed, missing or filled teeth, according to new research.&nbsp; Data last year showed three in five Grampians children were&nbsp;presenting to public dental clinics with tooth decay, clear above the state average of 50 per cent. Have you signed up to The Courier's variety of news emails? You can register below and make sure you are up to date with everything that's happening in Ballarat.