Food science

To be healthy it’s very important to eat a balanced diet. All foods can be put into one of five food groups. A balanced diet is made up of the five food groups.

Food group fun

Learn more about what's on your plate with our guide to the five different food groups.

Improving your diet

Improve your diet by making sure you're getting the most from the different food groups.


Make sure you drink enough fluid to keep your brain and body working properly.

Artificial sweeteners

Some foods use artificial sweeteners instead of sugar to make them sweet.


Find out how much salt you need and how to make sure you're not eating too much.