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Vegetarian and vegan diets

Healthy eating for vegetarians and vegans

Advice on healthy vegetarian and vegan diets to ensure you have a balanced and varied diet, including essential nutrients.

The vegetarian diet

A guide to help vegetarians eat the right proportions from different food groups to get a balanced diet.

The vegan diet

All you need to know to be healthy on a vegan diet, including sources of vitamin B12, calcium, vitamin D and iron.

Vegetarian food on a budget

Advice for vegetarians and vegans on keeping the costs down when shopping for food.

Vegetarian and vegan mums-to-be

Healthy eating advice for vegetarians and vegans during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.

'I feel healthier as a vegan'

David Scott talks about his decision to become a vegan and how he makes sure his diet is balanced and varied.

Vegetarian and vegan diets Q&A

Answers to some common questions about how to stay healthy on a vegetarian or vegan diet.

How to wash fruit and vegetables

How to store, wash and prepare fruit and vegetables to prevent food poisoning, including E. coli.


Vegetarian and vegan children

How to give vegetarian or vegan children all the energy and nutrients they need, including protein, calcium, vitamin B12 and omega-3.

Video: south Asian cooking

How to make south Asian cooking healthier, with advice from a nutrition expert.

Video: how much is five a day?

Exactly how much is one portion of fruit or vegetables? Dietitian Azmina Govindji explains

Healthy eating

A healthy diet contains food from the five major food groups, to give us the energy and nutrients we need.

Supermarket health checker

Make your weekly shopping healthier

Use the Supermarket Health Checker to make swaps and cut the calories, sat fat, salt and sugar in your trolley


Whether you're cooking for a family or eating on the run, our tips and recipes can help you get your 5 A DAY

5 A DAY meal planner

5 A DAY meal planner

Create a meal planner and shopping list to make sure you get your five a day.