No single food or drink contains all the essential nutrients your body needs, which is why variety is key. The World Health Organization (1) has a number of basic principles of what constitutes a healthy diet to help prevent non-communicable diseases, although the exact make-up of your diet can vary depending on your age, gender, lifestyle, levels of physical activity, cultural context and available foods and dietary customs.
It’s also important to balance the energy you take in as food and drinks (measured in calories), by the energy you use up through physical activity.
Sugars and the body
Sugars are an important source of energy that we all need to go about our daily lives.Read more
Calories can be important when making diet and lifestyle choices so we have explored what the term “calorie” means.Read more
You might be surprised to know that, apart from fibre, sugar has no more calories than any other ingredient.See how sugar compares
Many pre-packaged foods and drinks manufactured in Zambia display labels on pack to help people make informed food and drink choices.Read more
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.Get the balance right