Sometimes it can be a struggle to eat the right amounts of certain food groups. The eatwell guide shows the portions of the different food groups we need to eat each day to have a balanced and healthy diet. Based on the eatwell guide you should try to eat:
Plenty of starchy food
Bread, breakfast cereals, potatoes and pasta are a good source of energy.
Always choose wholegrain varieties where you can.
Plenty of fruit and vegetables
Aim for five portions a day to provide you with a good source of vitamins and minerals. 1 portion is equivalent to: 1 apple, 1 medium banana, 1 handful of grapes, 150ml glass of unsweetened orange juice, dessert bowl of salad.*
Meat, fish, eggs, beans.
Some milk and dairy foods
Including cheese and yogurt; choose low-fat options if trying to reduce fat in your diet.
Limit the amount of foods high in fat or sugar
Crisps, chocolate, sweets.
The amount that you need to eat of the different food groups will vary depending on how active you are and if you are trying to lose or gain weight.
Nearest tube – Elephant & Castle underground station (Northern and Bakerloo lines).
Nearest Railway Station – Elephant & Castle
Buses from Elephant and Castle – ask bus driver for Burgess Park. Bus numbers: 12, 171, 148, 176, 68, 484, 42, 40, 45