Latin America

Healthy eating

No single food or drink contains all the essential nutrients your body needs, which is why variety is key. The World Health Organization (1) defines a healthy balanced diet as including four food groups.

It is important to also make sure that the energy you take in as food and drinks (measured in calories) is balanced out by the energy you use up through physical activity.

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Sugars and the body

Sugars and the body

Sugars are an important source of energy that we all need to go about our daily lives.

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Understanding calories

Understanding calories

It’s important to understand the role calories can play when it comes to your diet and lifestyle and the relationship..

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Calorie count

Calorie count

You might be surprised to know that, apart from fibre, sugar has no more calories than any other ingredient.

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Diet and nutrition

Diet and nutrition

There are a number of factors which can influence diet including social and economic factors. You can find tips for a healthy balanced diet here.

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Dietary guidance

Dietary guidance

Healthy eating is about consuming the right amount of food for your energy needs.

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Food labelling

Food labelling

Across Latin America, pre-packaged food and drinks manufactured in the different countries will display labels on pack to help you make informed food and drink choices.

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