Learn more about Nutrition

Use the Eatwell guide to provide you the basics to help you get a balance of healthier and more sustainable food. More information about each area is available below:

1. Check the label on packaged food
Most products have nutritional information on the label. Some products also have colour coding on the front, which tells you at a glance if the food has high (red) , medium (amber) or low (green) amounts of fat, saturated fat, sugars and salt. The more green(s) on the label, the healthier the choice. More information can be found in resources “This label could change your life”.

2. Drink lots of water
It is recommended that you drink from 6-8 glasses on water a day. This is essential to ensure that you replace the large amounts of water lost each day through skin evaporation, breathing and urine.

3. Eat junk food less often and in small amounts
Junk food is high in calories but nutrition poor. It is linked to obesity, diabetes and depression. However, you can still enjoy these foods in moderation. Try to reduce the number of times you eat it, but also have smaller portions. Foods high in fat salt and sugars – The Eatwell Guide

4. Eat at least 5 portions of fruit and vegetables a day
Fruit and Vegetables are a good source of vitamins and minerals and an excellent source of dietary fibre which helps keep a healthy gut. They are also low in fat and calories, that’s why eating them can help you maintain a healthy weight and keep your heart healthy. Fruit and vegetables – The Eatwell Guide

5. Choose wholegrain or high fibre food with less added fat, salt and sugar
Wholegrain foods are an important source of nutrients such as zinc, magnesium, vitamins and fibre. Foods that contain high fibre such as potatoes and rice are beneficial for your organ functions and cleans out bacteria. Potatoes bread rice pasta – The Eatwell Guide

6. Eat more beans and fish
These are great sources of protein, which means you can reduce the amount of red meat in your diet. Beans pulses fish eggs meat – The Eatwell Guide