Healthy eating

Eating a healthy, balanced diet is an important part of maintaining good health, and can help you feel your best. This means eating a wide variety of foods in the right proportions, and consuming the right amount of food and drink to achieve and maintain a healthy body weight.

How does eating healthy affect wellbeing?

A healthy, balanced diet not only helps your weight, it has many other benefits too, from saving money to improving your immune system. Eating well is important for the whole family. Healthier foods help your kids get what they need to grow, be healthy and stop them from becoming overweight.

How can I improve my wellbeing?

Eating healthy is easy when you know what to look for. You can find help and support online with websites such as NHS Change4Life, contact the NHS Health Trainers for personalised support and healthy eating plan, or browse a selection of local groups, cookery classes and food banks on the find wellbeing page.

Use the services below to find support:

How to help others

How can I help a child?

Visit your local Sure Start Children’s Centre, speak with your health visitor or contact the school nurse for information on healthy diet and portion size for kids. You can find lots of fun, family friendly advice, recipes and activities on the Change4Life website too.

How can I help a teenager?

Speak to the school nurse for information and advice on healthy eating.

How can I help a friend or relative?

Use the services listed above to get your friends and all your family eating well and feeling their best.

I'm a care worker. How can I help my client?

Direct your client to the services listed above. Help to book an appointment with the Health Trainers for extra support on eating healthy.

How can I help people in the workplace?

Employers should provide healthy options in cafeteria areas and any vending machines to improve healthy eating habits. It’s important not to eat as you work. Remember to take a break to eat during your working hours. By stopping and being mindful of what you eat, you will feel fuller, for longer.