Eating

                                                

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.

As a business you can find out more about how your business can achieve the award and as a customer find out where the award winning takeaways.

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. 

Making healthier food choices easily available for people when they’re eating out helps maintain a healthy weight and reduces the risk of several long-term health conditions.

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.

 

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

Click on the picture below to find out about portions and what counts in each food group.

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

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 Public Health England eating campaigns by clicking on the images above (OneYou, Change 4 Life and the Eatwell Guide).

Find out more about Eat Out Eat Well Suffolk's healthier eating award for cafe's, restaurants and staff canteens.  Watch out for our new award for takeaway businesses, Take Out Eat Well , coming soon (September 2018).

Business in the Community and Public Health England have developed  an employer tool-kit  for physical activity, healthy eating and healthier weight. Guidance on healthier and sustainable catering is also available.

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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 NICE can be found here.  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.  Contact the Forum by email info@cachsf or via Twitter @CACHSF_ 


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Last Updated: May 2019
Next Review : July 2019