Eat Well

The Eatwell Guide

Eatwell Guide

No food on its own contains all the essential nutrients the body needs to stay healthy and work properly. Therefore, our diets should contain a variety of different food groups, to ensure we get a wide range of nutrients. This is illustrated by the UK’s healthy eating model – the Eatwell Guide.

The Eatwell Guide was developed by the Department of Health1 . It shows how much of what we eat overall should come from each food group to achieve a healthy, balanced diet. The proportions shown are representative of your food consumption over the period of a day or even a week, not necessarily each mealtime.

Eatwell Guide

What does a healthy balanced diet look like?

See below the different different types of foods and drinks we should be consuming, and in what quantities, to achieve a healthy, balanced diet.

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Eatwell Guide