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General healthy eating guidelines
for adults and children 5 years and older

The previous Guidelines compiled in 2002 have been revised and updated in 2012. Please see the table below and note the changes in the Guidelines. 

 

2002 Guidelines (outdated) 2012 Updated Guidelines
Enjoy a variety of foods Enjoy a variety of foods
Make starchy food the basis of most meals Make starchy food part of most meals
Chicken, fish, meat milk or eggs could be eaten daily Fish, chicken, lean meat or eggs could be eaten daily
  Have milk, maas or yoghurt every day
Eat plenty of vegetables and fruit every day Eat plenty of vegetables and fruit every day
Eat dry beans, peas, lentils and soya regularly Eat dry beans, split-peas, lentils and soya regularly
Use salt sparingly Use salt and foods high in salt sparingly
Use fats sparingly Use fats sparingly; choose vegetable oils rather than hard fats
Use food and drinks containing sugar sparingly and not between meals Use sugar and food and drinks high in sugar sparingly
Drink lots of clean, safe water Drink lots of clean, safe water
If you drink alcohol, drink it sensibly  
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