Healthy eating | Oxfordshire County Council

Healthy eating

Eating a varied and balanced diet is important for anyone.

Fruit and vegetables

Whether you are young or old, good nutrition is essential for good short-term and long-term health to protect against chronic disease. As you grow older, being overweight can affect your mobility.

Advice from NHS Choices on healthy eating

Healthy eating

A healthy, nutritious diet can help you look and feel your best, and is easier than you might think. Find out more about healthy eating.

Five a day

Why is 'five a day' important, and how can you get your five portions of fruit and veg? Find out more about your five a day.

Good food

A healthy diet contains food from the five major food groups. Find out more about good food.

Lose weight

Find out how simple changes to your lifestyle can help you to achieve a healthy weight. Find out more about local weight loss services and how to lose weight.

Vegetarian choices

How to become vegetarian, the health benefits and general guidelines on eating healthy and balanced vegetarian meals. Find out more about vegetarian choices.

Healthy eating self-assessment

Take this short test to see whether you are a healthy eater or could improve your eating patterns. Find out more about the healthy eating assessment.

Healthy eating on a budget - video

A dietician explains how you can eat healthily on a budget. Find out more about healthy eating on a budget (video).

The new advice also includes tools to help you find out whether you are at risk of diabetes and other obesity-linked illnesses. Use the supermarket health checker tool to cut the sat fat, salt and sugar in your weekly shop.

Last reviewed
21 November 2017
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