Healthy Eating

Eating well can make a real difference to how you feel - and it doesn't have to cost a fortune.



‘Skipping breakfast will help me lose weight, won’t it?’

Not if it leaves your body with no fuel to get you through the morning. Eating breakfast can
help to keepyour weight down as you’re less likely to crave sugary, fatty foods.



‘But isn’t healthy food expensive?’  

There are loads of great, healthy recipes that won’t break the bank, on the web and in cook books.
Your school or college can help provide low cost, healthy meals. 


 

 



‘I’m too young to worry about how much salt or fat I eat.’

 You don’t need to check every food packet label, but try to eat a variety of foods each week: different vegetables, fruits, meat, fish (and the odd treat too!).



‘So all processed and pre-packed foods are bad for you, right?’

This isn’t always true. Things like frozen vegetables and fish can be really healthy.


5 a day!
You can lower your risk of getting serious health problems, such as heart disease and cancer, if you eat at least five portions of fruit or veg a day. Chips don’t count but baked beans do! The websites below will give you some recipe ideas.

Who can help?

Your school nurse, local GP or Practice Nurse.

Healthy School Programme

Tel 0114 3051031
Web: www.sheffieldhealthyschools.co.uk
Email: healthyschools@sheffieldpct.nhs.uk

Change4Life
www.nhs.uk/change4life/Pages/change-for-life.aspx

For healthy recipe ideas, try these websites:

BBC Food
www.bbc.co.uk/food           


Good to Know
www.goodtoknow.co.uk        


NHS Choices - Live Well
www.NHS.uk/Livewell


British Heart Foundation
www.bhf.org.uk

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