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Healthy Eating

Eating a healthy, balanced diet and keeping active are important factors in maintaining good health and wellbeing across all ages.

What is a healthy diet?

A healthy, balanced diet involves eating a wide variety of nutritious food and drink in the right proportions to achieve and maintain a healthy body weight. It is recommended that men have around 2,500 calories a day and women around 2,000 calories a day. A poor diet is linked to poor health and illness such as Type 2 Diabetes, Cancer and Stroke to name a few.

Where can you get help and advice?

If you are concerned about weight,  provides FREE adult and child weight management services for individuals and families who live in Milton Keynes and meet the eligibility criteria. Their sessions cover a range of topics including healthy eating, physical activity and body image to help support sustainable change in a fun and friendly environment.

Online Resources

  • Change4Life is designed for families with young children in mind. It features healthy eating tips, quick and easy family recipes, fun activities for kids and lots more!
  • ONEYOU provides tips on how you can eat better, loose weight and keep active. There are a downloadable apps such as the ‘easy meals’ and the ‘couch to 5k’ to name but a few!
  • NHS Eat Well provides information on how to eat healthily, exercise and understand what your weight means.
  • Start4life for pregnant women, dads-to-be and new parents and their babies
  • Healthy Start  for those on benefits who are pregnant or have children under the age of four.