- Prepare foods or choose pre-prepared foods, drinks and snacks;
- with minimal added fat, especially saturated fat;
- that are low in salt; if you use salt, choose iodised salt;
- with little added sugar; limit your intake of high-sugar foods.
- Drink plenty of liquids each day, especially water.
- If choosing to drink alcohol, limit intake.
- Think about food safety when you purchase, prepare, cook and store food.
- Maintain a healthy body weight by eating well and daily physical activity.
Where do sugary foods, fizzy drinks, fatty and salty foods fit in?
These should not be eaten very often as too much of these types of foods can lead to you becoming overweight and unwell. This is really important for children too. Save these foods for special occasions!
- List of healthy eating resources from the Ministry of Health
- Heart Foundation
- Food security
- Food safety
- Oranga Kai - Healthy Eating for Adult Māori
- Eating for Healthy Babies and Toddlers
- Eating for Healthy Breastfeeding women
- Eating for Healthy Children aged 2 to 12
- Eating for Healthy Young People
- Eating for Healthy Adults
- Eating for Healthy Older People
- Eating for Healthy Vegetarians
- Eating For Healthy Pregnant Women
- Everyday Eating for Health