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From the age of 11 we should have no more than 30g of added sugars (about 7 sugar cubes) in our diet every day. Find out why.
Practical tips to help you reduce the amount of sugar you eat throughout the day.
To get the balance of your diet right, use the Eatwell Guide. It shows how much you should eat from each food group.
A healthy diet contains food from the major food groups to give us the energy and nutrients we need.
Start eating well with these eight tips for a healthy diet.
Many of us are eating too much and not being active enough. Find out how to cut the calories.
Calories mean energy, and the right energy balance is the key to a healthy weight.
Find out how much you need to drink and how to choose healthier soft drinks.
Most people need more fibre in their diet. Find out which foods are high in fibre.
A visual guide to 100-calorie (420 kilojoules) portion sizes compared with everyday household objects.
Most people in the UK eat too much salt. But cutting back is possible, if you know how.
Eating too much salt can cause high blood pressure. Follow these practical tips to reduce your salt intake.
Find out about the role fats play in a healthy diet, including saturated fats and unsaturated fats.
Too much saturated fat can cause weight gain, and raised cholesterol. Find out how you can cut down.
How to understand food labels and make healthier choices when shopping.
A guide to some of the most common food labelling terms, including use by, best before, low fat and no added sugar.
Information about different kinds of processed foods, and which to eat as part of a healthy balanced diet.
Reference intakes have replaced guideline daily amounts (GDA). They can help you check the amount of foods you eat that are high in fat, salt and added sugars.
We sort the shredded wheat from the chaff to help you choose healthier breakfast cereals.
Find out how a healthy diet can support your exercise regime.
Find out the evidence on the safety of some of the most common sweeteners available in the UK.
Milk and dairy foods provide protein and calcium. Make a healthy choice by opting for lower-fat varieties.
Most of us should eat more fish, especially oily fish. Find out why.
Eggs are a good source of protein, but it's important to store, handle and prepare them properly.
Pulses are a great source of protein. Find out how to cook and store them.
Meat is a good source of protein. Find out how to make healthy choices, and how to store, prepare and cook meat.
Starchy foods are our main source of carbohydrate and play an important role in a healthy diet.
How to get all the nutrients you need, and safety advice about supplements
Begin your weight loss journey today with these tips on diet and physical activity to get started on losing weight.
Stop eating high-calorie foods and swap them for a healthy, balanced alternative.
Make healthier choices when you eat out at restaurants and cafes or grab lunch on the go.
You don't have to give up takeaways completely, as long as you make the right menu choices.
We examine the evidence behind the health claims about 10 popular "superfoods".
A diet full of fruit and vegetables doesn't have to be expensive. Here's how to get your 5 A DAY and save some money.
Make sure your child's lunchbox provides a healthy, nutritionally balanced lunch.
Being overweight can affect young children's health, but a balanced diet and some exercise can help them reach a healthy weight.
Practical advice for parents of overweight children, including tips on healthy eating and physical activity.
Healthy eating and exercise tips, plus advice on calories, portion control and weight management clubs.
How to keep children at a healthy weight, including mealtime and physical activity tips, plus advice on sleep, screen-time and family outings.
If your child is a two- to five-year-old and is underweight, find out how to help them gain weight healthily.
Maintaining a healthy weight is vital for children. If your child is aged 6-12 years old and is underweight, a good diet is key.
Do you think you might be underweight? Read these tips on gaining weight healthily.
If you're worried about being underweight, here's how to gain weight safely and healthily.
If you're underweight, you could be harming your health. A good diet is the key to healthy weight gain.
Find out what foods make up a typical Mediterranean diet and how it can benefit your health.
Get the NEW Be Food Smart app and see how much sugar, sat fat and salt is really inside your food and drink
Millions of people have already had their free 'midlife MOT'. Find out why this health check-up is so important
Tips to help you eat a healthy diet and save money on your weekly food shopping bill
Advice on healthy and balanced vegetarian and vegan diets including essential nutrients
How to prepare and cook food correctly to reduce the risk of food poisoning, including E. coli
Healthy recipe ideas for meals low in fat, saturated fat, sugar and salt, but high in taste
Common foods that can cause a reaction, warning signs, and what to do if you're allergic
Find out how to follow a diet that's healthy for you and your baby, and which foods to avoid
How to begin feeding your baby solid foods, including what foods to give them and when to start weaning
Keep hunger at bay with these low-calorie twists on some of the nation's favourite snacks
Supplements are popular for people wanting to lose weight and build muscle, but some are illegal and dangerous
Whether you're cooking for a family or eating on the run, our tips and recipes can help you get your 5 A DAY
10 ways to involve the whole family in keeping children in trim, including activity holidays and eating together
Weight loss resources to help you lose weight healthily, including the NHS 12-week diet and exercise plan
A healthy diet can help you look and feel your best. Don't follow the latest food fad: find out the truth about healthy eating
Get into the habit of eating breakfast with these delicious calorie-counted breakfasts
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