Eating a healthy, well balanced and varied diet is important for good health and well being. It can also help reduce the risk of diseases such as heart disease, strokes and certain cancers.

 

It is important to eat a variety of foods from the different food groups, to ensure you are providing your body with the nutrients needed to keep you healthy inside and out.

 

The Food Standards Agency have produced this Eat well Plate which makes healthier eating easier to understand. It illustrates the types and proportions of foods we need to have a healthy and well balanced diet. This model includes everything you eat during the day, including snacks.