So, how do we eat well?
Eating well involves eating a balance of healthy foods, in the right varieties and portion sizes. Healthy eating reduces our likelihood of getting some diseases, such as certain cancers or heart disease. Eating the right amount of food also helps us to maintain a healthy bodyweight.
Simple things to try:
Enjoy making food
Cooking and eating can, and should be, an enjoyable process that everyone can experience. Food is there to give us energy and keep us well, but it can also be a great way to spend time with others, to develop skills around cooking, and to get creative in the kitchen.
Looking for meal inspiration?
Looking for meal inspiration? Download our free recipe cards, with ingredients listed and step-by-step guides covering a range of delicious and nutritious breakfast, lunch, and dinner ideas.
Balancing our Plate - The Eat Well Guide
View the Eatwell Guide for more information on food groups, building your plate with the right balance of nutrients, portion sizes, as well as other healthy eating tips and information.
The Eatwell Guide can be used to help you understand what a balanced meal looks like. However, it is important to remember the right balance of nutrients and portion sizes will look different for everyone - there is no 'one size fits all'.
It gives information on the split of different nutrients we should aim to include in each meal, as well as suggestions of foods we should try eat less of.