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Healthy Eating

Eating a healthy, balanced diet is a great way to ensure that you look and feel your best. But this doesn't mean you have to say no to all your favourite treats! By understanding food groups, and checking that your meals and snacks are varied and healthy, you can enjoy what you eat and stay in great shape.

This page contains links to some useful websites which we hope will be helpful to you, but please remember that you should always speak to your doctor if you have concerns about any area of your health and fitness.

These sites give general advice on healthy eating:

NHS Choices live well pages

NHS Teens First for Health

If you want to change your eating habits in order to feel more healthy or lose weight it is important that you avoid fad diets or slimming aids which offer quick weight loss. People who follow these diets usually find that they quickly put the weight back on, and by limiting your food intake too much you will soon notice that your energy levels and ability to concentrate can be badly affected. Following some diets can even lead to long term health problems.

You can use this link to check if you are already a healthy weight and to get further tips on the best approach to dieting:

NHS Choices

You will also find answers to questions about healthy eating listed here:

NHS Teens First for Health - Healthy eating

PLUS visit our Being Active page for more advice on how you can lead a healthy lifestyle.