Balancing your diet will get easier the more you do it. To help you to see the balance between the 5 food groups, the Food Standards Agency has produced the Eatwell Plate.
The 5 food groups are:
- Fruit and vegetables
- Bread, rice, potatoes, pasta and other starchy foods
- Milk and dairy foods
- Meat, fish, eggs, beans and other non-dairy sources of protein
- Foods and drinks high in fat and/or sugar
Try to divide each day’s food in the proportions that are on the plate, and you'll be well on the way to a healthy diet.