A healthy diet is important for all of us, all the time, however it is especially important if you’re planning a pregnancy or are currently pregnant. A healthy diet will support your baby to grow and develop.
Eating a nutritious diet can improve general wellbeing, reduce the risk of conditions including heart disease, stroke, some cancers, diabetes, and osteoporosis (thin bones) and help you manage your weight.
Our diets should contain a wide variety of different foods, to help us get the wide range of nutrients that our bodies need. This is illustrated by the UK’s healthy eating model – the Eatwell Guide.
More online information and resources on various topics:
The NHS eatwell guide - The Eatwell Guide shows how much of what we eat overall should come from each food group to achieve a healthy, balanced diet.