How to eat a balanced diet

Our experts offer advice on working out your recommended daily amounts of various nutrients, how to serve the perfect portion and recipes to make you happy and healthy.

A balanced diet for womenA balanced diet for women

When are the best times to eat carbs, protein and fat, what should your portion size be and what are your guideline daily amounts? Choose wisely and you can eat healthily around the clock.
A balanced diet for women


A balanced diet for menA balanced diet for men

Recipes, tips and portion guidance to help you stay healthy, maintain energy and get more from your food.

A balanced diet for men


A balanced diet for vegetariansA balanced diet for vegetarians
If you’re a vegetarian, or are tempted to cut back on the meat, make sure you’re getting all the nutrients you need with our guide to a healthy, balanced vegetarian diet.
A balanced diet for vegetarians


A balanced diet for vegansA balanced diet for vegans
If you’re one of the estimated 150,000 vegans in the UK, how do you ensure you're getting all you need from your diet? Our nutritionist explains portion sizes, recommended amounts of vitamins and minerals and recipes to help you stay healthy.
A balanced diet for vegans


A balanced diet for pregnancyA balanced diet for pregnancy

Expecting a bundle of joy? Nutritionist Kerry Torrens explains how to eat healthily for you and your baby every step of the way.
A balanced diet for pregnancy


Breaded cod fillets, peas and chips on a plate with tomato sauceA balanced diet for toddlers

Need to pack more nutrients into your toddler's meals? Look no further than our dietician's guide on how to give your child a healthy, balanced diet.

A balanced diet for toddlers

Child in highchair picking up vegetablesA balanced diet for young children

Got a child of five or under? Find out everything they need for a healthy, balanced diet that meets all of their needs.

A balanced diet for young children

Two boiled eggs and bread soldiers on a plateA balanced diet for schoolchildren 

Find out how to give children aged 5-13 the best nutrition with our expert guide – from the importance of breakfast to healthy snacks, we have it all covered. 

A balanced diet for school children

Fajita topped with lettuce, salsa and chicken chunksA balanced diet for teenagers 

Find out how to fuel your teenager with all of the essential vitamins and minerals they need using our expert guide. 

A balanced diet for teenagers