Eating well

Whether you are young or old, good nutrition is essential for good short-term and long-term health to protect against chronic disease. As you grow older, being overweight can affect your mobility.

Advice from NHS Choices on healthy eating

Healthy eating

A healthy, nutritious diet can help you look and feel your best, and is easier than you might think. Find out more about healthy eating.

Five a day

Why is 'five a day' important, and how can you get your five portions of fruit and veg? Find out more about your five a day.

Good food

A healthy diet contains food from the five major food groups. Find out more about good food.

Lose weight

Find out how simple changes to your lifestyle can help you to achieve a healthy weight. Find out more about how to lose weight.

Vegetarian choices

How to become vegetarian, the health benefits and general guidelines on eating healthy and balanced vegetarian meals. Find out more about vegetarian choices.

Healthy eating self-assessment

Take this short test to see whether you are a healthy eater or could improve your eating patterns. Find out more about the healthy eating assessment.

Healthy eating on a budget - video

A dietitian explains how you can eat healthily on a budget. Find out more about healthy eating on a budget (video).

The new advice also includes tools to help you find out whether you are at risk of diabetes and other obesity-linked illnesses. Use the supermarket health checker tool to cut the sat fat, salt and sugar in your weekly shop.

Online shopping

Details about healthy eating, online shopping with a list of providers, food delivery companies, for example, Wiltshire Farm Foods.

Asda - Online food shopping and home delivery service

Ocado - Online supermarket

Sainsbury's - Online food shopping and home delivery

Tesco - Online food shopping and home delivery service

  • Website:
  • Telephone: 0800 323 4040
  • Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 7.00am-11.00pm, Sunday 10am-10pm

Cook Oxford - Local home delivery service

Wiltshire Farm Foods - Food delivery service

  • Website:
  • Telephone: 0800 773773 - 24 hours a day
  • Opening hours: Monday and Tuesday: 9.30am- 6.30pm, Wednesday to Friday: 9.30am-7.00pm, Saturday: 9.30am-6.30pm, Sunday: 10.30am-4.30pm

Information links

Carers Trust

Help, advice, online community

NHS Choices

Guidance, help and support. Carers Direct helpline on 0300 123 1053 

Oxfordshire County Council

Social and health care information

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