Healthy eating

Most people in the UK eat and drink too many calories, too much fat, sugar and salt, and not enough fruit, vegetables, oily fish or fibre

Choosing healthier foods and eating them in the right amounts will help to:

  • Reach and maintain a healthy weight
  • Reduce your risk of serious health problems
  • Maintain strong bones and muscles
  • Improve resistance to infection
  • Keep up energy levels and improve mood

To find out what makes a healthy diet download the Eatwell Guide. The Eatwell Guide shows how much of what we eat overall should come from each food group in order to achieve a healthy, balanced diet.

For more information and to access lots of interactive tools on healthy eating and physical activity visit the following websites: