We hope the health section on this site has been useful reading for you and your family. There's a huge amount of information out there from health organisations and government guidelines so we've tried to include some more links below if you want to do some further reading.
http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Goodfood/Pages/eight-tips-healthy-eating.aspx - Eight tips for healthy eating – NHS
http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Goodfood/Pages/reference-intakes-RI-guideline-daily-amounts-GDA.aspx - Reference intakes - useful guidelines based on the approximate amount of nutrients and energy needed for a healthy balanced diet each day
http://www.nutrition.org.uk/nutritioninthenews- British Nutrition Foundation – Read BNF’s thought on important nutrition research, and relevant policy and legislation
http://www.nutrition.org.uk/nutritioninthenews/new-reports/sacn-cho.html- Scientific Advisory Committee report on Nutrition (SACN) on Carbohydrate & Health. They emphasise the need to include a starchy food, such as potatoes, rice, pasta or bread, with each meal and encourage a diet that is based on high fibre foods such as whole grain foods, pulses (such as kidney beans, lentils, haricot beans), potatoes with skins, vegetables and fruits, with limited amounts of foods containing free sugars such as jams, confectionery, biscuits, buns, cakes, sugar-containing soft drinks and fruit juices (especially sweetened juices).
http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/nhs-health-check/Pages/NHS-Health-Check.aspx - Get a free midlife MOT, if you’re aged 40-74 without a pre-existing medical condition you should receive a letter from your GP. This check will give you information and advice to ensure you’re enjoying the best quality of life.
http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/fitness/Pages/physical-activity-guidelines-for-adults.aspx - How much physical activity do adults need to stay healthy?