Web Content Viewer (JSR 286) - Healthy Weight


Assortment of fruit and vegetablesTo achieve and maintain a healthy weight:

  • Eat a wide variety of nutritious foods
  • Limit unhealthy foods and drinks
  • Don’t eat too much!

Different foods contain different nutrients, so including a variety of healthy foods in your daily intake ensures your body gets all the nutrients it needs to be healthy. Cutting back on healthy foods is not a good idea, especially if you are underweight. 

But what foods and drinks are healthy?

Your daily intake should include foods from each of the following five food groups:

In addition, you should;

Further information about why each of these food groups is important to your health is available from the links in the list above. 

It is best to eat these nutritious foods rather than fill up on unhealthy foods and drinks, especially if you want to achieve and maintain a healthy weight.

If you want to know more about how much of each food group to eat, see the Eat for Health website.



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