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How to achieve a healthy diet

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To learn how to make healthy changes to what you're eating, follow our step-by-step guidance below.

We're following guidelines from the Eatwell programme. This divides foods into five main groups and suggests how much you should eat of each to achieve a balanced diet, giving your body the right nutrients to stay healthy.

Public Health England and the NHS support the Eatwell programme.


This information is designed to support you in making behavioural changes, which may help to improve your health. This is not medical advice. You shouldn't alter or stop taking any prescribed medication or treatment without speaking to your medical practitioner.

If you think the advice given here may impact on any ongoing health condition, speak to your medical practitioner first. 

Read the full version of our disclaimer.

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