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Keeping well and active

Eating Well

Eating a healthy, balanced diet is important to maintain good health, and a healthy weight. Choosing healthier foods is easier than you might think. There are lots of cheap and tasty ways you and your family can eat well every day.

One You Barnet has lots of tools to help you eat better and more ways to eat healthily in Barnet.

The Eatwell Guide

The Eatwell Guide was created to highlight the proportions different food groups should be as a part of a healthy, balanced diet. Not all food groups need to be included with every meal, however you should aim for balance across the day or week.

The Eatwell Guide applies to almost everyone, except for children under 2 because they have different nutritional needs. Children aged 2 to 5, should be eating food groups in the proportions shown on the Eatwell Guide, as they gradually move to eating the same foods as the rest of the family.

Find the guide and more information about eating well on the NHS website.

Cooking on a budget

Healthier eating doesn’t have to expensive. There are many ways to eat healthier and save money. The NHS have produced 20 tips to eat well for less, with useful guidance on how to eat well and spend less.

BBC food has a collection of recipes that give ideas for making balanced meals on a tight budget.

Useful apps for eating well

One You Easy Meals

The One You Easy Meals App is a way to find easy meal ideas and to learn more about healthier food choices. The app also gives cooking tips and recipes. Find it on the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

Food Scanner App

It’s really important to know what’s really in our food and drink. The Food Scanner App helps you find out how much sugar is in your food and how to make smart swaps. Find it on the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

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