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Healthy Lifestyles Advisors: Eat Well

The North Somerset Healthy Lifestyles Advisors can support you to Eat Well with 1-1 or group support available over a duration of 12 weeks.  Support encourages an overall healthy, nutritionally balanced, and enjoyable diet in line with current eat well guidelines. Self Refer yourself for Eat Well support Depending on…

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The exact make-up of a healthy diet can vary depending on a variety of factors, such as age, gender, lifestyle, cultural context, locally available foods, and dietary customs. However, the basic principles of a healthy diet remain the same. The Eatwell Guide shows how much of what we eat overall should come from each food group to achieve a healthy, balanced diet. You do not need to achieve this balance with every meal, but try to get the balance right over a day or even a week.

The Eatwell Guide does not apply to children under the age of 2. Between the ages of 2 and 5, children should gradually move to eating the same foods as the rest of the family in the proportions shown in the Eatwell Guide.

There are lots of resources on this page that can support you to make healthy food choices at every age.

Why eat well?

Eating a healthy and balanced diet can help you to: 

  • keep your energy levels up
  • look after your mental wellbeing 
  • keep your immune system healthy 
  • maintain a healthy weight
  • reduce your risk of health conditions such as stroke, diabetes, and some types of cancer 
  • look after your heart health 
  • keep your bones and joints strong 
  • may help you to sleep better 

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