The NHS has long been associated with healthy living campaigns. The benefits of these lifestyle choices for those who make them lie, above all, in lessening the mortality rate from coronary heart disease and many other problems. But much more needs to be done, especially in reducing the increasing number of people contracting diabetes, in diminishing the number suffering strokes, and in the early diagnosis of prostate and bowel cancer.
The challenge of the growing problem of obesity, and in particular its effects on children and young people is also addressed.
Eating healthily is not hard to do and the benefits are well worth the effort. By maintaining a healthy weight, you could help prevent certain health problems, but also improve your well-being. It can also reduce your risk of developing illness and serious disease.
For children, the right balance of foods will give them all the nutrients they need for healthy growth and development.
It also helps to educate them to eat healthily and can reduce the risk of serious diseases later in life.
A healthy diet contains: