A Balanced Diet

It is very important to maintain a balanced diet. Your body needs many different nutrients in the correct proportions for it to function properly.

A balanced meal should contain all 5 of the basic food groups outlined below.

  • Breads, rice, cereals, pasta and potatoes (Carbohydrates)
  • Meat, fish, eggs and beans (Protein)
  • Dairy
  • Fruit and vegetables
  • Fats and sugars

The 'Eatwell Plate' gives us a great indication of the proportions in which we should be eating these types of foods.


Variety is the key to a successful diet. The greater the number of colours on your plate the better for you !

Choosing the correct proportions of food and controlling your portion sizes will help to ensure you maintain a healthy diet.