The Eatwell Plate
The Eatwell plate is a
pictorial food guide showing the proportion and types of foods that are needed
to make up a healthy, varied and balanced diet. The plate has been produced by
the Food Standards
Food from the largest
group should be eaten most often and food from the smallest group should be
eaten occasionally. The guide is shaped like a dinner plate which has been
designed to make healthy eating simpler to understand and interpret.
People should be
encouraged to choose a variety of foods from the four largest groups every day
to ensure that they obtain the wide range of nutrients their bodies need to
grow, develop and/ or function properly and stay healthy.