Healthy Eating

Are you wanting to live a healthier lifestyle?

Take a look at Dr Mike Evans thoughts on eating better. It makes sense! Nudging our kids and families towards better eating

Develop healthier eating habits, be more active, and get on track to start losing weight with the easy-to-follow NHS UK 12-week guide.

If people are overweight, it’s usually because they eat and drink more calories than they need. This guide will help you to reduce the number of calories you consume.

Download the full 12-week programme Here

Be sure to incorporate your 5-a-day! 

Eating a healthy, balanced diet is an important part of maintaining good health and can help you feel your best. There are eight practical tips to follow to help you make healthy food choices:

  • Base your meals on starchy carbohydrate
  • Eat lots of fruit and vegetables
  • Eat more fish
  • Cut down on fat and sugar
  • Eat less salt
  • Get active and be a healthy weight
  • Don’t get thirsty
  • Don’t skip breakfast

Have a look at NHS UK Eat Well Guide for or visit their Livewell section Here for lots of practical information on how to put these tips into practice

Planning healthy meals

For an easy way to cut back on sugar; download the Change 4 Life Food Scanner app With lower sugar swaps on the things we eat every day; it means kids get less sugar but are still happy!

You could also try the One You Easy Meals App  It’s a great way to eat foods that are healthier for you. You’ll find delicious, easy meal ideas if you’re ever short of inspiration. Search recipes by meal time and create shopping lists.


If you don’t eat meat be sure to get your recommended daily protein allowance from other sources. Click on the link for some useful advice on Healthy eating for vegetarians 

Have you ever tried growing your own fruit and vegetables?


Fruit and vegetables are an essential part of a healthy diet, and growing your own can be a fun and satisfying way to help you and your family get 5-a-day. First time growers: Click here for hints and tips on how to get started.

Grow & Eat

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If you don’t have a garden but would like to get involved in growing fresh produce; why not become a community allotment volunteer.

For more information on this Click here or give Dave a call at Grow and Eat on 0191 643 7444