It is really important that you eat a wide range of foods to ensure that you're getting a balanced diet and that your body is receiving all the nutrients it needs. The key to a healthy diet is to eat the right amount of calories for how active you are, so that you balance the energy you consume with the energy you use. If you eat or drink too much, you'll put on weight. If you eat and drink too little, you'll lose weight. 

The UHMBT Occupational Health and Wellbeing Service are also working alongside Slimming World to offer staff a 12 week referral scheme. This costs just £40 instead of £69.90! Staff can get an online or group voucher by booking a mini MOT with the Occupational Health team.





Healthy recipes

When it comes to having a healthy diet, balance is key. You can share your tips with colleagues on what helps you to stay on track, and our catering team are going to do the same by regularly sharing some healthy recipes. Why not give Satay Noodles or Cranberry Bliss Baked Oats a try?

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Your diet

The Eatwell guide shows that to have a healthy, balanced diet, people should try to:


- Eat at least 5 portions of a variety of fruit and vegetables every day
- Base meals on higher fibre starchy foods like potatoes, bread, rice or pasta
- Have some dairy or dairy alternatives (such as soya drinks)
- Eat some beans, pulses, fish, eggs, meat and other proteins
- Choose unsaturated oils and spreads, and eat them in small amounts
- drink plenty of fluids (at least 6 to 8 glasses a day)


Top tips for healthy eating

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It’s time to take a break and rehydrate!

Keeping hydrated is essential for all age groups and is something we should all be aware of 365 days of the year, to keep us fit and healthy through every season. It is especially important during the Winter months to remember to keep drinking plenty of water throughout the day and don’t let caffeinated hot drinks like tea and coffee become a substitute.

An easy way to spot signs of being dehydrated is by checking your urine. Dark and strong smelling urine is a clear sign that you need to drink more fluids. As part of our #Flourish campaign the Occupational Health & Wellbeing service has produced this handy chart for you to check your own level of hydration.