Healthy Eating in Suffolk                                          

Take Out Eat Well Logo

Re-launching later in the year!

The Take out Eat Well award recognises and supports the work of fast food businesses making it easier for customers who are buying 'food on the go' to make healthier eating choices.

NOTE: We had a slight pause during the covid-19 pandemic, but we will work towards re-launching the programme in Autumn 2022.

Eat Out Eat Well Logo

Re-launching later in the year!

The Eat out Eat Well award recognises the work of caterers running cafes, staff canteens and restaurants who are making it easier for customers to make healthier eating choices. 

NOTE: We had a slight pause during the covid-19 pandemic, but we will work towards re-launching the programme in Autumn 2022.

Icon for Suffolk Food Plan

The Suffolk Food Plan is a way of people in neighbourhoods, schools and workplaces coming together to make a difference to the food system in their local place  by focusing on a particular food concern or idea and putting a collaborative action plan in place.



Logo OneLife Suffolk, integrated lifestyle provider

OneLife Suffolk provide free tips and practical advice on eating smart. Check whether you're a healthy weight using the BMI calculator

OneLife provide several different FREE weight management programmes for adults and children, including Slimming World on referral.  OneLife Suffolk can advise on the right approach for you

Eat Well balanced diet guide

The Eat Well Guide shows what makes up a healthy, balanced adult diet. 

Some of the highlights are:

  • eat at least 5 portions of a variety of fruit and vegetables per day (around a third of your diet)
  • base meals on starchy foods like potatoes, bread, rice or pasta
  • drink plenty, water is a great option, fruit juice and/or smoothies should be limited to no more than a combined total of 150ml per day
  • choose lower fat or dairy alternatives
  • eat less red meat and more beans/pulses and fish
  • choose unsaturated oils and spreads and eat in small amounts

Change for Life Public Health England branding

Change4Life offers lots of practical tips, support and advice to support you and your family to eat well, move more and live longer. There are apps and competitions. 4 million people have already signed up.

Follow the links to see:

NHS Choices offer further information and tips on eating smart and losing weight.

Why is healthy eating important? 

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

This means eating a wide variety of foods and drinks in the right proportions to achieve and maintain a healthy body weight. It is recommended that men have around 2,500 calories a day (10,500 kilojoules). Women should have around 2,000 calories a day (8,400 kilojoules). Most adults are eating more calories than they need and should eat fewer calories. 

Find out more about Campaigns at OneYou, NHS Better Health, and OneLife Suffolk Campaigns

Relaunching later this year: Eat Out Eat Well Suffolk's healthier eating award for cafe's, restaurants and staff canteens.  Watch out for our award for takeaway businesses, Take Out Eat Well


A Guide for the African & Caribbean Community on diabetes 

Members of black, asian and other minority ethnic groups are at an increased risk of chronic health conditions at a lower BMI than the white population. Diabetes is an example of this.  More information from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommendations on awareness raising.  Support is available via Diabetes UK.

Locally, Ipswich Hospital Trust and the Caribbean and African Community Health Support Forum (CACHSF) have produced a short video guide on diabetes.  If you would like to contact the Forum, you can do this by email CACHSF  Twitter @CACHSF_ 

Contact us

Please get in touch if you have a healthy eating question or are enquiring about services in Suffolk.

Last Updated: September 2020 Next Review : March 2021