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tip 80 - kids breakfast

Children who eat a healthy breakfast may be less likely to snack on foods that are high in fat and/or sugar later on and tend to concentrate and...

Tip 79 - f&v

Increasing your fruit and vegetable intake is a lot easier than you might think! Try to incorporate at least one portion with every meal you have...

tip 78 - bones

Did you know that our bones reach their maximum strength when weâre in our twenties? This means you need to include plenty of calcium rich foods...

tip 77- vegetarians

It is important for vegetarians to eat a complete diet that provides all the nutrients your body needs. Dairy and soya products, lentils, beans, nuts...

tip 76 - cheese

Making a few simple changes to your diet can help you to cut back on the amount of saturates you consume. Swapping normal cheddar cheese for reduced...

tip 75 - shopping

Make a list before you go shopping so that you only buy what you need. This will help you to avoid overspending and making impulsive buys on...

tip 74 - flavour

Our sense of taste and smell can change as we age. Keep foods packed full of flavour by adding herbs and spices to your meals. You could add some...

tip 73 - salt reduction

We should all try to cut down on the amount of salt we eat. If a recipe uses salt for seasoning, try using mixed herbs and spices instead as a...

tip 72 - oily fish

Fish is great for health, and we should all aim to eat two portions of fish a week, one of which should be oily. For a healthy lunch idea, why not...

tip 71 - sugary drinks

Sugar adds flavour and sweetness to foods, but frequent consumption of sugar-containing foods and drinks can increase risk of tooth decay, especially...

tip 70 - beans

Beans and pulses count towards 1 (but not more) of your 5-A-DAY so why not add some to a soup or stew to increase your intake? They provide protein...

tip 69 - low fat dairy

Try using low fat plain yoghurt or fromage frais in recipes instead of  cream or crème fraiche. Theyâll make the recipe much healthier without...

tip 68 - fibre

Most people in the UK do not eat enough fibre. Increase your fibre intake by choosing wholemeal or wholegrain breads, bagels, pasta, rice and...

tip 67 - breakfast

Remember to make time for breakfast! It is important to top up our energy stores for the morningâs activities and to help stop us from feeling...

tip 66 - nuts and seeds

Instead of snacking on sweet fatty foods, why not try to snack on a handful of nuts and seeds? They are rich in vitamins and minerals and great...

tip 65 - weight loss

If you've decided to lose weight it is important to set realistic weight loss goals instead of trying to make too many changes at once. Consider why...

tip 64 - weight loss

W·Want to reduce your portion sizes? Evidence shows that the larger our serving size, the more we eat. You could consider switching your big dinner...

Tip 63 - 5 a day

Struggling to reach your 5-a-Day fruit and vegetables target? Try putting two portions of fruit, e.g. a banana and a handful of strawberries, into a...

Tip 62 - hydration

The body canât store water and is losing water all the time from the skin and lungs as well as from urine so itâs important to drink fluids...

Tip 61 - fuller

It takes about 20 minutes for satiety signals to reach your brain after eating so eating slowly will allow you to feel full before youâve eaten too...

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