Join in with NO junk in June

As you may have seen on the posters around the buildings, it’s Junk Food June.

This month’s theme for our 12 months of healthiness campaign is all about not eating ‘junk’ in June.

Sugar swap ideas to get you started

Cereal swaps
• Swap from – frosted flakes, honey crunch or chocolate cereal
• Swap to – wholegrain cereal, porridge or no added sugar muesli

Drink swaps
• Swap from – fizzy drinks, juice drinks or milkshakes
• Swap to – water, lower-fat milks, water or sugar-free / no added sugar drinks

Snack swaps
• Swap from – cake, sweets or chocolate
• Swap to – fresh fruit, chopped veggies or plain rice cakes

Yoghurt swaps
• Swap from – split pot yoghurts or higher-sugar yoghurts
• Swap to – fromage frais pots, lower-sugar or plain natural yoghurts

So why not make a swap the next time you shop!

Visit the Change4Life website for more food facts and recipes.

5 healthy eating tips

These tips cover the basics of healthy eating and can help you make healthier choices.

  1. Base your meals in higher fibre starchy carbohydrates
    They include potatoes, bread, rice, pasta and cereals
  2. Eat lots of fruit and veg
    Eat at least 5 portions of fruit and veg every day, whether fresh, frozen or tinned
  3. Eat more fish, especially oily fish
    Aim to eat at least 2 portions of fish a week. Oily fish includes salmon and mackerel
  4. Cut down on saturated fat
    You can find saturated fat in many foods, such as hard cheese and pies.
  5. Eat less salt: no more than 6g a day for adults
    It may surprise you to learn you can find salt in the following foods: breakfast cereals, soups, bread and sauces. Use food labels to help you cut down.

Find more information on how to eat well as part of a balanced diet on the NHS website. We’ll also be looking at some of these areas in more detail throughout the month.

Coming up next week…

Did you know next week is not only BNF Healthy Eating Week and Men’s Health Week, but also Diabetes Week? Look out for more details on these on AskHUE coming soon.

What are you doing to eat less junk this June?

Let the Communications team know so we can share your foodie stories, hints and tips.

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