Being healthy is important for us all. Salford City Council is keen to promote a healthy lifestyle to the residents and visitors of the city.
There are often mixed messages surrounding healthy eating in the media. This page will direct you to more detailed sources of information that can really help you in making healthier food choices and becoming more active. It is important to eat a well-balanced diet, but what does this mean?
There are five main food groups, which are listed below, and a healthy diet should consist of food from each of these groups:
It is difficult to know in what proportion these foods should be eaten and to assist with this the Food Standards Agency have designed the Eatwell Plate.
The Food Standards Agency recommends eight tips for eating well:
For more detailed information visit the NHS Choices web pages, that includes lots of advice and useful tools to help you become healthier and more active, for instance:
If you feel your health is suffering due to your weight or diet, visit your local GP (doctor) who will be able to help with advice or referral to specialist services.
Further information is available from:
If you are unable to view documents of these types, our downloads page provides links to viewing software.