Eating a varied and balanced diet is important for anyone.
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
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 .
A healthy diet contains food from the five major food groups. Find out more about good food .
Find out how simple changes to your lifestyle can help you to achieve a healthy weight. Find out more about how to lose weight .
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.