6 things you need to know about the Eatwell Guide

Having a balanced diet is at the core of good health, and PD Nutrition services are able to offer assessment and advice to ensure you stay on track and get the most from your food.

The Eatwell Guide was published in March 2016  and is used to define government recommendations on eating healthily and achieving a balanced diet.

We’ve put together 6 key tips to help you plan your meals and make eating well that little bit easier:

  • Fruit and vegetables should make up over 1/3 of our diet each day. Starchy food should make up just over 1/3 of the food we eat. Beans, pulses, fish, eggs, meat and other protein and small amounts of unsaturated fats make up the rest of your diet

  • The number of portions of fruit and vegetables we should aim to eat each day
  • Aim for two portions of fish (including oily fish) a week]

  • On average, women should have around 2,000 calories a day and men should have around 2,500 calories a day
  • Drink plenty of fluids – the government recommends 6-8 cups/glasses a day
  • Eat foods high in fat, salt and sugar less often and in small amounts

If you need support to ‘eat well’ contact our dietician for a FREE consultation to see how we can help.