Starchy foods
Vegetables Fruit
Beans Lentils Soya
Fish Chicken Meat Eggs
Milk Maas Yoghurt
Fat Oil





Guidelines for Healthy Eating

The first group of guidelines provide general messages to promote a healthy lifestyle: 

The next group of guidelines help to plan good mixed meals:

The following guidelines give messages about the use of foods that are commonly used but can be harmful when too much is used.


   Drink lots of clean, safe water

Water is essential for life. Water is lost through the kidneys, the bowels, the skin and the lungs. Most of these losses occur without us knowing about it. Water that is lost must be replaced by liquids from food and drinks.

Children and adults need about 6 - 8 glasses
of liquid a day;
most of that should be from water
and drinks made with tap water.
There are no health benefits to ‘binge drinking’ water;
when excess water is consumed
it will be excreted as urine.