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Healthy Eating


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. 


Click here to learn more about the Eatwell guide from the NHS Eatwell website 

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, fish, 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 foods from all food groups.

When eating out in a restaurant, café or work canteen, or when you're choosing food ‘on the go' - follow the eatwell guide to help you choose a healthy balance.


Lots more information and tips from the NHS Live Well website to help you have a Healthier Lifestyle


Live Healthier, Stay Healthier - South Asian diets This is a BAME leaflet for Healthy eating/cooking with South Asian diets


SALT - food facts and information from the British Dietetic Association