healthy eating habit

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Module Number: 11
Healthier eating and drinking
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Healthy eating doesn’t have to be
boring or avoiding all your
favourite foods.
In fact, the first of rule of healthy
eating is to ENJOY your food!
Eating healthily is all about getting
the balance right.
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The Balance of Good Health model is a
guide to help us achieve a healthy diet.
This picture shows us the types of foods
to eat in the right proportions.
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Fruit and vegetables
Eat plenty!
Eat at least five portions every day and
Remember, all types count; fresh, frozen
canned, dried and juices.
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Bread, other cereals and potatoes
Eat plenty!
Choose wholemeal and wholegrain
varieties to make sure you get plenty of fibre
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Milk and dairy foods
Eat in moderate
amounts
These foods are a rich source of calcium
but they can also be high in saturates so
choose reduced fat and low fat varieties
when possible.
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Meat, fish and alternatives
Eat in moderate
amounts
Eat a good variety of the foods in this
group, choose lean cuts of meat and
avoid frying these foods.
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Foods containing fat, foods containing
sugar
Eat in small
amounts
Eat these foods infrequently or
use small amounts.
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Drinks
Drink plenty of fluids to remain well
hydrated.
Have extra drinks when doing
exercise or if the weather is hot.
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Salt
A lot of the salt we eat comes from
processed foods, so don’t add use too
much when cooking and don’t add salt
to your food automatically.
Taste it first!
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Fish
It is recommended that we eat two portions
of fish a week, one of which should be oily.
Oily fish includes:
Mackerel
Salmon
Trout
Sardines
Pilchards
Fresh tuna (not canned)
© British Nutrition Foundation 2005 – BNF Food Life Skills
www.nutrition.org.uk
© British Nutrition Foundation 2005
© British Nutrition Foundation 2005 – BNF Food Life Skills
www.nutrition.org.uk
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