Healthy weight

Eat healthily

A healthy, balanced diet has the right number of calories for you. Eat a wide range of foods to ensure your body gets all the nutrients it needs.

  • Base your meals on starchy carbohydrates.
  • Eat lots of fruit and veg.
  • Eat more fish – include a portion of oily fish.
  • Cut down on saturated fat and sugar.
  • Eat less salt – no more than 6g a day for adults.
  • Get active.
  • Don't get thirsty.
  • Don't skip breakfast.

The Eatwell Guide shows how much of what we eat should come from each food group to achieve a healthy, balanced diet. You don’t need to get this balance with every meal. Try to get it right over a day or week.

Reduce sugar, saturated fat and salt intake

Common imbalances in our diet are the large amount of sugar, fat and salt we eat.

Healthy eating throughout life resources

Inspire your family to enjoy healthy meals and snacks.

  • Grow and cook food.
  • Learn more about where your food comes from.

If you’re keen to grow your own food, you might want to apply for an allotment in Slough.