Developing consumer advice

Our advice underpinned by robust evidence on diet and nutrition.

Our advice on healthy eating is underpinned by robust evidence on diet and nutrition.

Dietary guidance resource for Scotland

The main tool for communicating advice on a healthy balanced diet in the UK is the Eatwell Guide. FSS has conducted research to explore how healthy eating advice could encompass wider social and cultural aspects of food choice or consumption. This research involved engagement with a wide range of stakeholders and consumers on development of a dietary guidance resource for Scotland (formally referred to as dietary guidelines), to support the population to achieve a healthier diet.

Most recent report:

Eatwell Everyday

Eatwell Everyday (previously called the eatwell week) demonstrates what a healthy diet looks like over the course of a week and provides two examples of a week’s meal plan. Eatwell Everyday brings together all recommendations for a healthy balanced diet and highlights the need to limit foods high in fats, salt and sugars in the diet, and base meals on starchy foods such as bread, rice, pasta and potatoes.

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About Eatwell Everyday

Learn more about the resource and how you can use Eatwell Everyday to eat more healthily on your own.


​Eatwell Guide Booklet

The Eatwell Guide shows the proportions in which different types of foods are needed to have a well-balanced and healthy diet.