Eating well

Eating well

Why it’s important to eat well and how to eat a balanced diet

Eating a balanced diet

Eating a healthy and balanced diet will help you feel well, happy and enjoy life. It should include: 

  • at least 5 portions of a variety of fruit and vegetables a day
  • protein like fish, eggs, meat or legumes
  • starchy foods like potatoes, bread, rice or pasta
  • butter, oils and spreads in small amounts
  • plenty to drink; at least 6 to 8 glasses a day of water

The NHS has an Eatwell Guide, which shows the amounts of different foods we should be eating each day. 

Learn how to cook

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