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Eating for Health

This section contains resources to help promote a healthier diet and lifestyle, including specific advice on vitamins and minerals, fibre, osteoporsis, arthritis and activity.

Cooking Tips for Healthy Eating in the South Asian Community

Information giving practical ways of making traditional South Asian dishes more healthy.

Diet and Lifestyle Advice to try and Help Prevent a Fall - available from a Dietitian

Information on how to try and prevent falls by diet and lifestyle


Glossary of Commonly Consumed South Asian Foods

HealthyChoices for eating out and takeaways (updating - on S drive for staff)
Healthy options for eating out and takeaways.

Healthy Eating for Teenagers
A guide to healthy eating.


Healthy Eating progress chart

To be used by dietitians and practice nurses with individuals to monitor their dietary intake


Dietary advice for increasing your fibre intake

Dietary advice for increasing your fibre intake - Asian Diet

Minerals - Iron - available from a Dietitian
Dietary sources of iron in the diet


Minerals - Magnesium - available from a Dietitian

Good sources of magnesium in the diet

Minerals - Calcium
Good sources of calcium in the diet and how to ensure you are getting enough.

Recipe and Menu Ideas for Healthy Eating (updated - on S drive for staff))
This leaflet gives some ideas for putting healthy eating advice into practice by choosing quick and easy meals.

Vegan Diet
This booklet contains information to ensure a balanced healthy diet if you wish to follow a vegan way of eating.

Vegetarian Diet (updating - on S drive for staff)
Food and meal ideas for a vegetarian diet.

Vegetarian Diet (updating - on S drive for staff)
This booklet contains information to help you follow a vegetarian way of eating.

Vitamins - B12
Good sources of vitamin B12 in the diet.

Vitamins - Folate (Folic Acid)
Good sources of folic acid in the diet.

Vitamins - D
An NHS leaflet on good sources of vitamin D in the diet.

Simple Steps to a Health Ramadan

Information sheet.


NHS Health Check Lifestyle Advice

A leaflet for patients who have attended an NHS health check - containing a brief guide to first line dietary and lifestyle advice, and signposting for further information.



child eatingHealthy diet and lifestyle.



The Food Standards Agency offer lots of practical advice and information on healthy diet and lifestyle at their Eatwell website.
The NHS Livewell Website has activities, information and resources for a healthy and Active Lifestyle, for children, teenagers and adults.

The Eatwell Guide

The Eatwell Guide shows the different types of food we need to eat - and in what proportions - to have a well balanced and healthy diet.
Eatwell guide 2016
Click here to download a guide to the Public Health England Eatwell Guide.

So take a look at what you eat during the day (including any snacks) and try to eat:
  • plenty of fruit and vegetables
  • plenty of bread, rice, potatoes, pasta and other starchy foods - choose wholegrain varieties when you can
  • some milk and dairy foods
  • some meat, fi sh, eggs, beans and other non-dairy sources of protein
  • just a small amount of foods and drinks high in fat and/or sugar

It's a good idea to try to get this balance right every day, but you don't need to do it at every meal. And you might find it easier to get the balance right over a longer period, say a week.

When should I use the eatwell Guide?



You can use the eatwell guide to help you make healthier choices whenever you're: at home deciding what to eat, what to cook or what to shop for out shopping - aim to fill your trolley with a healthy balance of different types of food eating out in a restaurant, café or work canteen, or when you're choosing food ‘on the run' - follow the eatwell guide to help you choose a healthy balance.