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Eating a healthy, balanced diet is an important part of maintaining good health and can help you feel your best.

Healthy eating and nutrition resource pack

We have partnered with the British Nutrition Foundation to develop a healthy eating and nutrition resource pack with recipe ideas and helpful tips to support you to eat healthily and live well. 

Download our resource pack using one of the links below:

Healthy eating advice for adults

The following resources provide information and advice to support you to eat healthily and live well:

Smartphone app

You can download the free NHS Food Scanner app to help you find healthier foods when you shop.

Healthy cooking on a budget 

Want to eat healthily? And keep the costs low? Try these tips: 

  • Look out for special offers on fruit and veg - buying them in season will be cheaper and tastier than out of season
  • Frozen fruit and vegetables count towards your 5-a-day, and can be cheaper (especially when it comes to things like berries and cherries), as well as helping to avoid waste
  • Tinned fruit and veg also count towards your 5-a-day if they’re tinned in water or juice, without added sugar or salt. Just look out for and avoid added sugar and salt, as this contributes to high blood pressure, which can increase your risk of heart attacks and strokes
  • Try substituting alcohol with sugar-free drinks or water whilst eating out. This can help you reduce your calorie intake and save you money

For more tips to eat healthily on a budget, try these online resources:

  • The Better Health healthier food swaps give simple food swap ideas to help families cut down on sugar, salt and fat in their diets
  • The British Heart Foundation healthy eating on a budget page has helpful tips, short videos and recipes  
  • The British Nutrition Foundation eating healthily on a budget page includes useful tips when shopping and cooking foods to help you to save money

Healthy eating advice for children 

There is a range of online guidance that can help with healthy eating for children.

School lunches 

If you pack a lunch for your child and are looking for recipe ideas, then healthier lunchbox recipes from NHS Better Health can give you some inspiration.

Healthy weight for children

There are several online resources you can use to find out if your child is a healthy weight.

Healthier Catering Commitment

The Healthier Catering Commitment is a scheme that helps food businesses offer healthier choices to their customers. The scheme recognises businesses in London that demonstrate a commitment to reducing the levels of saturated fat, salt and sugar in the food sold in their premises. Refer to the map to find out where you can find healthier items on the menu before the next time you eat out. 

Updated: 12 June 2024

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