Why it's important to eat well, how to eat a balanced diet and accessible cooking lessons for young people with SEND.
Eating a balanced diet
Eating a healthy and balanced diet will help you feel well, happy and enjoy life. It should include:
- at least 5 portions of a variety of fruit and vegetables a day
- protein like fish, eggs, meat or legumes
- starchy foods like potatoes, bread, rice or pasta
- butter, oils and spreads in small amounts
- plenty to drink; at least 6 to 8 glasses a day of water
The NHS has an Eatwell Guide Go to https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/eat-well/the-eatwell-guide/ (opens new window), which shows the amounts of different foods we should be eating each day.
Learn how to cook
Information about cooking lessons for young people aged 18 and over with a learning disability:
- Square Food Foundation has free cooking groups where you can learn how to cook Go to http://www.squarefoodfoundation.co.uk/cooking-connections (opens new window)
- Bristol Community Links centres give daily support to help you live independently such as cooking for yourself
- PROPS offer opportunities to learn new skills such as cooking Go to https://www.propsbristol.org/ (opens new window)