The Eatwell plate

6 things you need to know about the 2016 Eatwell Guide 

  • Fruit and vegetables should make up over 1/3 of our diet each day. Starchy food should make up just over 1/3 of the food we eat. Beans, pulses, fish, eggs, meat and other protein and small amounts of unsaturated fats make up the rest of your diet 


  • The number of portions of fruit and vegetables we should aim to eat each day 
  • Aim for two portions of fish (including oily fish) a week] 
  • On average, women should have around 2,000 calories a day and men should have around 2,500 calories a day 
  • Drink plenty of fluids – the government recommends 6-8 cups/glasses a day 
  • Eat foods high in fat, salt and sugar less often and in small amounts 

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