Tip 1: Healthy food doesn’t have to be boring!
There’s more to eating a healthy diet than living on lettuce and carrot sticks! All foods can be eaten as part of a healthy diet; the key is getting the balance right!
Tip 2: Healthy food doesn’t need to be hard work!
Whether you’re at school, college, out with mates or just chilling at home you don’t have to make a special effort to find healthy food to enjoy. Healthy food is readily available everywhere you go, it’s just the matter of knowing what to choose and grabbing it! Try the You Can Cook! Cookbook at the bottom of the page under 'documents' for easy, healthy recipes.
Tip 3: Healthy food affects your body!
What we put into our bodies affects us not only now but in the future and can have both short and long-term effects on our health! Diet may impact on your appearance, feelings, concentration, general health and wellbeing.
Tip 4: Healthy foods don’t have to cost more!
You don’t need to buy expensive food products to eat a healthy diet. Often foods labelled as ‘super foods’, ‘pro-biotic’ etc. come with a higher price tag, but by simply choosing a variety of foods ensures your body gets all the goodness it needs!
A piece of toast or scone often costs less than a packet of crisps/bar of chocolate and making your own sandwich is not only cheaper but often more nutritious! Think about making sensible choices when out and about or even preparing your own!
Tip 5: Are you a healthy weight?
Although keeping an eye on your weight is important for your health, many of you are worrying unnecessarily.
If you have concerns about your weight, speak to your school nurse (if you don’t know who that is, your receptionist or class teacher can tell you) or pop into your doctor’s surgery and make an appointment with the practice nurse/doctor, who will be able to give you some advice.
Tip 6: Being healthy is important if you want to be active!
Many more people eat a balanced diet than you might think! Do you think your favourite sports star survives on junk food?
Being healthy and feeling great is important, so next time you’re grabbing some food choose wisely!