The key to a healthy diet is to eat the right amount of calories for how active you are so you balance the energy you consume with the energy you use.

If you eat or drink more than your body needs, you'll put on weight because the energy you do not use is stored as fat. If you eat and drink too little, you'll lose weight.

You should also eat a wide range of foods to make sure you're getting a balanced diet and your body is receiving all the nutrients it needs. 

People with special dietary needs or a medical condition should ask their doctor or a registered dietitian for advice.

The following links give further access to advice and resources:


Eat well - NHS (

Healthy eating tips - Mind