Healthy eating


Trying to eat more healthily can seem daunting. In fact, by changing just a few eating habits you make a big difference to your diet.

Making that change will mean you'll get more of the nutrients your body needs. It will help you to achieve your 5 A DAY portions of fruit and vegetables. And it could help you to shed excess pounds and achieve a healthy weight.

It's all about avoiding high calorie, low nutrient, unhealthy foods and swapping them for something healthier. You could try:

  • Swapping your fatty, sugary snacks for fruit and vegetables.
  • Reducing portion sizes.
  • Drinking plenty of water.

Remember, small changes add up.

A healthy balanced diet contains a variety of foods including plenty of fruit and vegetables, plenty of starchy foods such as wholegrain bread, pasta and rice, some protein-rich foods such as meat, fish, eggs and lentils and some dairy foods. It should also be low in fat (especially saturated fat), salt and sugar.

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updated 4 September 2018

HHFT Staff

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