How was Eatwell Everyday developed?
The menus for Eatwell Everyday are based on the energy requirements of an average female and meet current UK dietary recommendations, including requirements for macro and micronutrients, fruit & vegetables, oil-rich fish and red and processed meat.
Energy intake, proportion of energy from macronutrients, and micronutrient intakes were averaged over the course of the week, rather than on a daily basis. Achievement of nutritional criteria over the course of the week demonstrates the key principle of Eatwell Everyday, allowing flexibility and variety on a day-to-day basis.
Both menu weeks are based on the methodology and nutritional analysis for the original eatwell week, also taking into account our new recommendations on sugar consumption and health. Nutritional analyses for both weeks can be downloaded here: