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Healthy eating and nutrition

Tips and advice on a healthy diet.

Healthy eating doesn't have to be boring or avoiding all your favourite foods. Eating healthily is all about getting the balance right.

What is a healthy diet?

Did you know that an increase in fruit and vegetable consumption could reduce the incidence of cancer by at least 20%, while around 30% of coronary heart disease is diet-linked?

A healthy diet should include:

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Healthy eating self-assessment

Go to NHS Choices homepage

Related documents

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[2Mb] EatWell healthy eating guide Healthy eating guide
[136kb] The eatwell plate The eatwell plate

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