Healthy Eating Guidelines (What is the Eatwell Guide? (Fruit and…
Healthy Eating Guidelines
What does a healthy diet do? Provides energy, helps fight disease, growth and repair of tissue.
Why reduce sugar? Risk of obesity and tooth decay.
Why reduce saturated fat? Reduce risk of heart disease. Lower blood cholesterol levels.
Why reduce salt? Reduce blood pressure, reduce risk of heart disease and stroke.
What is the Eatwell Guide?
Fruit and vegetables just over one third of daily food, at least five portions, provide minerals, vitamins, fibre, antioxidants.
Beans, pulses, eggs, meat and fish, provides protein.
Starchy carbohydrates just over one third of daily food, provides energy, vitamins and minerals.
Dairy and alternatives, provides protein, vitamins and calcium.
Fruit and vegetables just over one third of daily food, at least 5 portions, provide minerals, vitamins , fibre and antioxidants.
Drink plenty of water: 6-8 glasses of fluid a day. No more than 14 units of alcohol a week. Avoid sugary and fizzy drinks.
Base meals on starchy foods.
8 Government Guidelines Eat lots of fruit and vegetables.
Eat more fish: aim for at least 2 portions per week and 1 should be oily fish.
Cut down on saturated fat and sugar.
Eat less salt. Adults should eat less than 6g a day.
Get active and try to maintain a healthy weight.
Don't skip breakfast.
What are not free sugars? Found naturally in fresh, dried or frozen fruit and vegetables, milk, cheese and natural yoghurt
What are free sugars? Sugar which is added to food e.g cane sugar, honey, brown sugar, fructose. Should be no more than 30g a day for 11+ year olds.