Food is one of our greatest sources of pleasure in life, and maintaining a healthy relationship with it is vital to yours, and your families, health and well-being.
Not only will choosing to eat well prevent dangerous health problems such as obesity or malnutrition, it will also benefit other areas of your life such as:
- Increased energy and stamina for active lifestyles and socialising.
- Improved concentration and enthusiasm for work.
- Improved immune system and prevention of long-term health problems.
- Healthy weight and skin tone.
Healthy guidelines include:
- Eating at least 5 portions of fruit and vegetables per day
- Eating more complex carbohydrates and wholemeal foods
- Reducing the salt and sugar in your diet
- Eating chicken and fish (especially oily fish such as salmon and mackerel) rather than red meat as a source of protein
- Reducing the amount of high fat dairy products
- Enjoying eating and eating a variety of foods in moderation, and taking account of the low fat and sugar and high fibre guidelines, will improve your health and well-being.
The University’s catering and bar services offer a range of healthy options – to find out more visit the University's Catering website.