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Healthy eating

  • Eat well. Live well
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    ​Eating well does not have to mean eating expensively.

Eating a healthy, balanced diet is an important part of maintaining good health, and can help you feel your best.

A healthy diet can protect the body against certain types of diseases. In particular non-communicable diseases, such as obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, some types of cancer and skeletal conditions. It can also contribute to a healthy body weight.

Bags of Taste

Bags of Taste is an organisation providing free cooking lessons on how to cook great food on a budget with recipes for under £1 a meal.

The next course will be held on Thursdays from 30 September to 20 October at:

Artizan Street Library
1 Artzan Street
E1 7AF

To register, text/call 079 2324 8586 or email:

Find all upcoming courses.

Eatwell Guide

The Eatwell Guide shows how much of what we eat overall should come from each food group to achieve a healthy, balanced diet.

You don't need to achieve this balance with every meal but try to get the balance right over a day or even a week. 


Change4Life is a free resource to help you make healthier life choices.

Healthy Start Vitamins

Vitamins are essential nutrients that your body needs in small amounts in order to work properly.

Even though you can get sufficient vitamins from a healthy, balanced diet, you still might not get everything you need at certain times in your life, such as when you’re pregnant, a new mum or a small child. This is why UK health departments recommend that at these times you should take a supplement containing specific vitamins to make sure you get everything you need.

Pregnant women, women with a baby under one year old and children from six months old to their fourth birthday on Healthy Start will get vitamin coupons. These will be sent to you, with your Healthy Start vouchers, every eight weeks. Find out where you can pick up your Healthy Start vitamins.