For Practitioners

Find out how the resource was developed, including the nutritional analysis behind the meals.

Learning Outcomes

In using Eatwell Everyday, we expect that:

  1. Consumers will better understand what is meant by a healthy balanced diet and the key dietary messages which support this.
  2. Consumers will be encouraged to make positive changes to their own food intake.

Key messages of the resource

Moving towards a healthier diet will involve eating the types and proportions of foods and drinks shown in the Eatwell Guide. This means:

  • Eating at least 5 portions of a variety of fruit and vegetables every day.
  • Basing meals on potatoes, bread, rice, pasta or other starchy carbohydrates; choosing wholegrain versions where possible.
  • Eating some dairy or dairy alternatives (such as soya drinks); choosing lower fat and lower sugar options.
  • Eating some beans, pulses, fish, eggs, meat and other proteins (including 2 portions of fish every week, one of which should be oily).
  • Choosing unsaturated oils and spreads and eating in small amounts.
  • Drinking 6-8 cups/glasses of fluid a day.

If consuming foods and drinks high in fat, salt or sugar: have these less often and in small amounts. These messages are not new, but this resource provides a new way to start discussions on healthy eating and help individuals explore how to make changes to their own diets.