Life stages

A healthy diet is important at every stage of your life.

Eating a healthy balanced diet is important for us all. Pregnant women, young people and older people all need slightly different things from their diets.

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Information for those who are pregnant or trying to conceive.


Growing children and young people need a healthy diet to support their developing bodies.

Older people

Maintaining a healthy weight, drinking enough fluids and eating a balanced diet can help you stay healthy and active as you get older.

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Managing health issues

The food you eat can make a big difference to your wellbeing.