The Eatwell Guide shows the different types of food that make up our diet. It also shows how much we should be eating of each.
It’s a good idea to try to get this balance right every day, but there’s no need for every meal. You might find it easier to get the balance right over the whole week.
Children and eating well
Children should gradually start to follow the eatwell guide between the ages of two and five. Kids younger than this have different nutritional needs so the guide doesn’t apply.
Eating well in pregnancy
If you’re pregnant, eating a healthy and varied diet will give you most of the nutrients you need, but you’ll still need to take some vitamins as well. In Greenwich, all pregnant women get free vitamins at their first appointment with their midwife. Please visit Healthy Start for more information.
How can I get my 5-a day?
Growing your own food or finding local places to help you buy good quality, affordable food is a great way to try.
Helping you Live Well in Greenwich
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