7 small changes that add up to a healthy diet

Swap to Lower-Fat Milk

Transitioning to lower-fat milk is a simple change that can make a big difference. Start by switching from whole milk to semi-skimmed, and then gradually move to 1% fat or skimmed milk.

Read the Labels for Cereal Selection

Look beyond health claims on packaging and opt for wholegrain cereals without added sugars, such as porridge oats or 'no added sugar' muesli.

Healthier Bread, Toast, and Toppings

Choose wholemeal, granary, or multiseed bread over white bread for added nutrition. Additionally, opt for reduced-fat spreads like light olive or sunflower spread instead of butter.

Don't Always Go for a Cheese Sandwich

While cheese sandwiches are popular, they can be high in saturated fat, salt, and calories. Limit cheese portions to a matchbox size or opt for reduced-fat cheese.

Ditch the Crisps for Nuts

Replace crisps with a small handful of unsalted nuts for a healthier snack option. Unsalted nuts contain less salt and provide beneficial nutrients like iron and zinc.

Add Fruit and Vegetables to Your Lunch

Incorporating fruits and vegetables into your lunch boosts your nutrient intake and contributes to your daily quota of 5-a-day. 

Choose Leaner Meat

Select lean or lower-fat versions of meat, such as mince or sausages, to reduce saturated fat intake. Trim visible fat and grill meats to further cut down on fat consumption.