Good food

How to have a balanced diet

When it comes to a healthy diet, balance is the key to getting it right. Find out more about the five major food groups and how to get all the nutrients you need.

Fat: the facts

Fat has a bad reputation but we all need some fat to function properly. But which fats are good and which aren't?

Say no to salt

Most people in the UK eat too much salt. But cutting back is possible, if you know how.

Buy healthier food

How to understand food labels and make healthier choices when shopping.

Healthy food swaps

Stop those high calorie foods and swap them for a healthy, balanced alternative.

Health check your shopping

Find out how the Supermarket Health Checker can help make your weekly shopping choices even healthier.

Food for sport

Find out how a healthy diet can support your exercise regime.

Healthy takeaways

You don't have to give up takeaways completely, as long as you make the right menu choices.

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Lose weight

Achieving a healthy weight is all about a few simple, long-term changes to your lifestyle.

Food hygiene advice

How to prepare and cook food correctly to reduce the risk of food poisoning.

Healthy eating in pregnancy

What to eat, what to avoid and how to have a balanced diet.

Weaning essentials

Tips on weaning your child and making sure they get a healthy diet.

Vegetarian health

How to get started with a healthy vegetarian or vegan diet, including tips on eating varied and balanced meals.

Is it a food allergy or intolerance?

Around 2% of the UK has a food allergy, but many more have a food intolerance.