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Staff Dietetic Service Self Help Information

Healthy Eating

Healthy eating and good nutrition is about having a range of foods and drinks and consuming these in the right amounts. This will help you maintain a healthy weight and get the essential nutrients your body needs for good health and wellbeing.

The following 8 tips can help you to eat healthier whether you’re planning a meal or picking up a snack.

  1. Base your meals on starchy foods
  2. Eat lots of fruit and veg
  3. Eat more fish
  4. Cut down on saturated fat and sugar
  5. Try to eat less salt- no more than 6g a day
  6. Drink plenty of water
  7. Don’t skip breakfast

The Eatwell guide consists of five food groups and its guide to what we should eat and drink to have a healthy, balanced diet.

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