BNF Healthy Eating Week 2019: why not try the five challenges?
It’s the British Nutrition Foundation’s (BNF) Healthy Eating Week 2019! Healthy Eating Week aims to encourage UK workplaces, universities, schools and nurseries to come together to focus on healthy eating and drinking, physical activity and celebrating healthy living. As part of this week, BNF has set five challenges for us all to try as well as created a number of guides that you can download here to help you to succeed.
Making Sense of Sugar want to do our bit in helping us all rise to the challenges and so, on this website you will also find lots of additional tips to help you on your way:
Challenge 1: Have breakfast – It’s important to start the day with a nutritious breakfast to give your body energy. Check out our Guide to Sugars to get the facts on the sugars and calories content typically found in some of your favourite breakfasts.
Challenge 2: Have 5 a day – Reaching your 5 a day may be easier than you think! Fresh, frozen and canned fruit and vegetables all count. Get some more tips from our healthy balanced diet page.
Challenge 3: Drink plenty – Did you know that according to the Eatwell Guide, you should aim to drink 6-8 glasses of water a day?
Challenge 4: Get active – We know it can be difficult to fit in exercise regardless of age, shape and ability, but an active life is essential for physical and mental health and wellbeing. Head to our easy ways to burn calories page for some ways to include more activity into your day. Also, why not see if any of these fitness apps can help too?
Challenge 5: Sleep well – A healthy lifestyle includes getting enough good quality sleep. Check out BNF’s guide for tips to help you get you into a good bedtime routine.
If Healthy Eating Week inspires you to improve your diet and lifestyle for you and your family, you can get lots more expert advice and information from Making Sense of Sugar. Check out our blogs on various topics, as well as our video ‘how to save time and money – and still eat well’, and a quiz on portion sizes – that we teamed up with BNF to produce.
We hope this helps you this week and beyond and good luck!