In the UK, almost 7 in 10 men and almost 6 in 10 women are either overweight or obese. This means that many of us are consuming more energy (calories) than we need from food and drinks. This article will explain the concept of energy and how it impacts on bodyweight. Energy density Energy requirements Energy balance Energy density We all need energy to grow, stay alive, keep warm and be active.
Public Health England has launched a refreshed version of the UK’s healthy eating model which replaces the eatwell plate. The Eatwell Guide has been developed from evidence based nutrition advice, and is designed in a pictorial form to help the communication of a healthy balanced diet to consumers. An introduction to UK healthy eating guidelines UK food based dietary guidelines look to turn evidence-based scientific knowledge and government recommendations on foods, nutrients