Nutrition: The Eatwell Plate

Author: Food Standards Agency UK

Date: FEB 2018

Eating a healthy, balanced diet is an important part of maintaining good health, helping aid recovery after an injury or illness, and can help you feel your very best.

This means eating a wide variety of foods in the right proportions, and consuming the right amount of food and drink to achieve and maintain a healthy body weight.

The Eatwell Guide shows that to have a healthy, balanced diet, people should try to: eat 5 A DAY. base meals on starchy foods like potatoes, bread, rice or pasta. have some dairy or dairy alternatives (such as soya drinks) eat some beans, pulses, fish, eggs, meat and other protein.

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Last revised: 15th February 2018

Next review: 15th February 2021