Food and Nutrition

Food and Nutrition

Consuming a healthy diet throughout the life course is pivotal to good health and wellbeing. Eating a nutritious, balanced diet helps to prevent malnutrition and reduce the risk of non-communicable diseases such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke and certain cancers. However, with the increase in consumption of processed foods people are consuming more foods that are energy dense and high in fats, free sugars and salt. Many people do not eat enough fruit, vegetables and other dietary fibre such as whole grains. Food is often featured as a key part of socialising and how we may celebrate special occasions, therefore making time to enjoy the preparation and eating of food is also important. (Adapted from World Health Organization, 2020).

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Eatwell Guide

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A Year of Children’s Food: A Progress Review of Policy on Children’s Food and Nutrition Across the Four UK Nations 2019-2020

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Policy Statement: Environmentally Sustainable Diets

British Dietetic Association (BDA)

Working co-operatively for sustainable and just food systems in Wales

Co-operative Party

Food and nutrition guidance for childcare providers

Welsh Government

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