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Eating well

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.