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Help with healthy eating

Most of us struggle at some point in our lives with our relationship with food, we eat too much, treats become every day snacks, or we aren’t eating enough fruit or vegetables and forget to drink enough water to stay hydrated.

Nationally the Eatwell guide sets out a simple evidence-based description of what a healthy diet for adults looks like.

Infographic showing a balanced diet

You can request a version of this document in a more accessible format from Public Health England by emailing publications@phe.gov.uk.

Download the Eatwell Guide booklet from GOV.UK

You can request a version of this document in a more accessible format from Public Health England by emailing publications@phe.gov.uk.

We often know what we should be eating but find it hard to get the balance right, and often once we’ve bought food we move through cooking and eating it without thinking too much about it.

When does healthy eating start?

Eating healthy starts from birth with breastfeeding infants and supporting them to wean onto healthy foods and there is lots of free support and advice through our network of Children’s Centres and Birmingham Forward Steps partnership.

Free vouchers are available to people who are pregnant and/or have young children, to purchase fresh milk and fresh and frozen vegetables through the Healthy Start Voucher scheme which is supported by the council.

Working with partners

Birmingham City Council is working with partners to improve the food environment of the city. This is being led through the Creating a Healthy Food City Forum, which is a subgroup of the Health and Wellbeing Board. This is focusing on how we can shape the food offer in shops, restaurants and workplaces across the city to make it easier and more affordable to make a healthy choice when it comes to what you eat and drink every day.

Free national support

There is also a lot of free national support available to help you eat healthier including:

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