The choices we make about how we live can have a significant effect on our health. A healthy, nutritious diet can benefit individuals in many ways.
When it comes to a healthy diet, balance is the key to getting it right. This means eating a wide variety of foods in the right proportions, and consuming the right amount of food and drink to achieve and maintain a healthy body weight. The ‘Eatwell Plate’ highlights the different types of food that make up our diet, and shows the proportions we should eat them in to have a well-balanced and healthy diet.
More information about healthy eating is available here:
- Weight loss and exercise services for over 18s in Hull
- Weight loss and exercise services for children in Hull
- Change 4 Life
- Healthy eating on a budget
- A balanced diet
- Healthy Lifestyles Hull
- 5 a day
- Healthy eating for vegetarians and vegans
- Healthy recipes
- Say no to salt
- Lower your cholesterol
The FREE Adult Weight Management programme, Enable and the Family Weight Management programme, FAB, is available to Hull residents.
Commercial slimming clubs, such as Weight Watchers and Slimming World, are also widely available across the city and can offer support in weight loss and maintaining a healthy weight. Contact these directly to discuss your options.
Remember: if you have a long term health condition or have a BMI of 30 or above, it may be important that you consult with your GP before undertaking a new diet. If you fall into this category and you're worried about your weight speak with your GP.