Healthy eating

How the plan works

All you need to know to get started on the NHS Choices 12-week weight loss plan.

Lose weight

Find out how simple changes to your lifestyle can help you achieve a healthy weight.

Good food

A healthy, nutritious diet can help you look and feel your best, and is easier than you might think.

Healthy recipes

Healthy recipe ideas for meals low in fat, saturated fat, sugar and salt but high in taste.


Whether you're cooking for a family or eating on the run, our tips and recipes can help you get your 5 A DAY.

Food safety

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

Vegetarian and vegan diets

Advice on healthy vegetarian and vegan diets to ensure you have a balanced and varied diet, including essential nutrients.

Digestive health

Find out how to beat common digestive problems like bloating and indigestion by eating a more tummy-friendly diet.

Eating disorders

Find out about eating disorders and the support available for people who have problems with food.


Losing weight – Getting started

Download our 12-week PDF guide to weight loss

Weight loss pack

Online clinic on weight loss

Open now – get expert advice on losing weight, diets, exercise, obesity surgery and other weight loss topics

The NHS Choices health apps library

Find a nutrition app

Get NHS-reviewed apps to help with nutrition, healthy recipes, weight loss and more

Supplements: do you need them?

Millions of us use supplements and vitamin pills, but are they doing us any good?

Food allergy

Common foods that can cause a reaction, warning signs, and what to do if you're allergic

Health and fitness

Boost your health and fitness with fun and practical ideas to help you get into shape

Eat well in pregnancy

Find out how to follow a diet that's healthy for you and your baby, and which foods to avoid

Five healthy breakfasts

A good breakfast can help you achieve a healthy weight. And it can be quick and easy

Your baby's first solid foods

How to begin feeding your baby solid foods, including what foods to give them and when to start weaning