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Healthy eating

This section is designed for consumers who want to find out more about healthy eating. With so much conflicting information out there, it is easy to become confused about healthy eating. In this section we will take a look at what a healthy diet is and give you some tips about how you can put this into practice.

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8 Healthy Eating Tips

1. Base your meals on starchy foods: bread, potatoes, pasta, rice, noodles Choose whole grains and potatoes with skin where possible...

A healthy, varied diet

What is a healthy diet? Apart from breastmilk as a food for babies, no single food contains all the essential nutrients the body needs to be healthy...

Bread, rice, potatoes, pasta and other starchy foods

Most of us should eat more foods from this group! Starchy foods are an important source of calories in our diet. Although it's often suggested...

Fruit and vegetables

Most of us should eat more foods from this group! These should make up approximately one third of your total daily food intake. Try to...

Meat, fish, eggs, beans and non-dairy protein sources

Eat moderate amounts!   Aim for at least 140 g of cooked oily fish and 140 g of cooked white fish each week. For red and processed meats...

Foods and drinks high in fat and/or sugar

Most of us should eat less of foods from this group! These foods can be eaten in small amounts as part of a healthy, varied diet. Foods such as...

Putting it into practice

The Basics Energy (measured in calories or kilojoules) and nutrients come from the foods and drinks we consume. The average woman needs around 2000...

Healthy packed lunches

Lunch is an important meal for everyone, to provide energy and nutrients to keep us going throughout the afternoon. A packed lunch made at home can...

Healthy snacking

Snacking, or eating frequently, can be part of a healthy diet, provided we don't consume too many calories over the day and that we choose a healthy...

Eating outside of the home

It's estimated that the average person eats one in every six meals out of home and adding in snacks and 'grab and go' food, men consume about a...

Healthy eating for vegans and vegetarians

What do different types of vegetarians eat? There are different types of vegetarians but all vegetarians avoid eating meat, many avoid animal...

Healthy eating on a budget

Eating a healthy, varied diet does not mean that you need to buy the most expensive foods. There are plenty of cheap, nutritious and delicious foods...

Looking at labels

These days we are increasingly aware of what is in our food and how we can use information to make healthy choices. For some foods these choices are...

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