By changing just a couple of your eating habits and eating a variety of foods you can get more of the vital nutrients your body needs while achieving or coming closer to your 5 A DAY fruit and vegetables target, and lower your calorie intake.
The Key to healthy eating is to eat a variety of foods in the right amounts from the four main food groups:
Mobile Food Unit – call 020 7150 8214 for further information including local cook and eat sessions and a new mobile food unit which will visit different community venues
Change4Life – if you’re interested in receiving more information on helping your children to stay fit and healthy, sign up to Change4Life to receive a free information pack with tips on exercise and healthy eating recipes. Register at www.nhs.uk/change4life or call 0300 123 1044
Your Weight your life – take a look at the Department of Health’s Your Weight, Your Life leaflet for further information on healthy eating.
5 A Day – Eating five portions of fruit and veg a day forms part of a healthy, balanced diet, and getting your 5 A DAY is easier than you think. The NHS 5 A Day website can tell you all you need to know about why eating 5 A Day is important and how you can make your eating a lot more healthy:
Healthy eating self-assessment Do you really know what eating healthily means? Find out whether you’re a healthy eater or could improve your eating patterns.