Welcome to Healthy Dudley. This is the new public health website.

Healthy Eating

Why healthy eating is so important 

The Eatwell Guide which is a pie chart splitting food into 40% Fruit and vegetables, 38% starchy carbohydrates, 12% proteins, 8% dairy and alternatives and 1% oils and spreads. Around the edge of the pie chart there is other snacks and sauces. There is also a picture of a glass of water with 6-8 a day.
Follow the Eatwell guide to ensure that you are eating the right proportions to stay healthy

A healthy diet maintains health by giving you the right amount of energy, vitamins and minerals so that your body can work properly.

It boosts immunity, reduces the risk of heart disease, diabetes, strokes and certain cancers.

Look at the national Eatwell Guide to understand more about what is good for your body.

Healthy eating can be easier than you think. There is a lot on offer in Dudley and nationally to help you, your family and friends eat well and feel great.

Dudley resources and support to eat healthily

We have a section on this site full of simple, healthy recipes for you to try

To access the health and wellbeing services available in Dudley, which include advice and support for healthy eating, visit Your Health Dudley

To get some great tips for healthy lunchboxes we have developed a Dudley Healthy Lunchbox website.

For support and advice for managing food needs on a tight budget and signposting to support when you can’t afford to eat the Dudley Council website has a page with food support.

A bowl of vegetable curry, see our recipe pages to learn how to make your own
A bowl of vegetable curry, see our recipe pages to learn how to make your own

National Resources 

Lady enjoying eating a red apple
Woman enjoying eating a red apple.

We want everyone in Dudley to enjoy eating well and to feel happier and healthier as a result!

There are some great national websites to look at

  • NHS Eat Well has sections on their website on eating a balanced diet, food guidelines and labels, etc.
  • NHS Start for Life has sections on their website on pregnancy, babies and toddlers
  • NHS Better Health healthier families, has sections on their website with recipes, healthy eating tips for families and activities
  • The British Nutrition Foundation website has sections on healthy diets, life stages, and eating for health conditions.
  • British Dietetic Association a huge range on support for healthy eating
  • The NHS website has a page with lots of useful information and support for Eating disorders.
  • Its important to understand best before dates and use-by-dates on food labels to keep food safe and reduce food waste. If you want to know more take a look at the Food Standards Agency website.
  • Use the scores on the doors app to see the food hygiene rating for businesses when choosing to eat out.
  • It is important to be aware of allergens and intolerances before choosing where to eat find out more at food.gov.uk.