If you are looking to start the new year in a healthy way, you might be thinking about making some changes to your diet.
The NHS offers resources and guidance around healthy eating, including how to understand food labels and the different types of food you should include in your diet. Many people know that we should be aiming for five portions of fruit and vegetables each day, but do you know what makes up a portion? A new app, developed by BU’s Professor Katherine Appleton, tells users whether they are eating the right portion sizes, as well as the right foods, to meet the recommendations in the UK. Plus, if you are encouraged by Veganuary to follow a plant-based diet, there are lots of hints and tips and even a free cookbook, which can be downloaded from the Veganuary website.
If you are looking for some inspiration, why not book on a cookery lesson through the Bournemouth Uni Food Social Kitchen. Simply download the Bournemouth Uni Food app (through the app store on your phone) and find a date which suits you. Or check out the free recipe cards, which are available in SUBU’s Community Kitchen (located on the second floor of the Student Centre), or you can download them via the SUBU website.
If you want to get more specific guidance, SportBU offers personalised nutrition advice to help you meet your goals, whether sports-related or simply being a little healthier in your everyday life.
We have seen food prices increasing over the last year, so we have also put together some tips to help you manage your food budget, so that you get the nutrition you need without over-spending.