Healthy Eating

Children accessing healthy and nutritious meals is fundamental to the HAF Project. Healthy eating is essential for a child’s good health, growth and development whilst also reducing the risk of developing chronic diseases. Find resources to support you families’ healthy lifestyle below.


What does a good nutritious meal look like? Use the resources below to discover how to ensure you and your family experience a balanced diet, essential for healthy development of children.

Hampshire County Council has guidance on healthy eating.

The NHS has produced the Eatwell Guide to show what we should be eating from each food group across a day or week. They also have detailed information on getting your 5-a-day.

For further information about the Eatwell Guide, please see the government website.

Aldi, in partnership with TeamGB and ParalympicsGB have launched the Get Set to Eat Fresh campaign and an accompanying resource library.

The British Dietetic Association has plenty of top-tips for ensuring your children eat healthily.

Cooking on a budget

During this difficult economic period, managing the household budget is more important than ever. The following websites advice on cooking healthy meals on a budget.

The Hampshire's Education Catering Service recipe bank has healthy meal ideas.

BBC Good Food features recipes and budget guidance.

The British Dietetic Association have guidance for cooking on a budget.

Further Support:

Find out about Hampshire’s Community Pantry scheme.