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Eating well and maintaining a healthy lifestyle can make a big difference to our long-term health.
The Eatwell Guide shows how much of each different types of foods are needed to have a well-balanced and healthy diet.
Food Facts from the British Dietetic Association (BDA) can help you learn the best ways to eat and drink to keep your body fit and healthy.
Eating a healthy and nutritious diet before your operation will help prepare your body cope with the surgery. Your body also requires nutrition after surgery for the best recovery. Being well nourished reduces risks of complications and your length of stay in hospital. You should follow any advice given by your health professional or dieticians if given.
Being overweight may put you at greater risk of complications from the surgery. It may be recommended you lose excess weight before the operation - speak to your GP or health professional for further advice and weight loss support.
Eating well has many benefits for both those who are pregnant and their baby. Find out information about the recommended types of foods and supplements to should take during pregnancy.
Research shows children who stay a healthy weight tend to be fitter, healthier, better able to learn, and more self-confident. Find out some tips on the different sorts of foods to offer your family: