How to use this flipbook

This flipbook can be used as a guide to making a healthy bite to eat. The pages are divided into five different sections, each containing a variety of foods from the five food groups from the Eatwell Guide. By choosing a food item from each of the food groups, this flipbook can help guide you to mix and match different ingredients, to help you put together a well balanced and nutritious meal or snack.

Get inspired with these easy recipe ideas, most of these don’t involve cooking, so they are great low cost and quick alternatives to try.

  • start
  • Choose a starchy food
  • Consider adding a spread or dressing
  • Then choose a protein food
  • Finally add to the meal -
    2 or more servings of vegetables, salad or fruit

This flipbook also contains key healthy eating messages with information on how to prepare, put together and serve a variety of foods and dishes.

Use this flipbook:

  • With individuals and groups of children and /or adults to plan practical food based sessions or cooking groups.
  • To plan breakfast, packed lunches or to give different ideas around putting meals together.
  • To encourage new tastes, textures and increase the variety of healthy foods eaten.
  • To help plan, budget and shop for meals and snacks.
  • Alongside the Eatwell Guide – each section is coloured to match the food groups within the Eatwell Guide.

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For more information visit: Food Standards Scotland

Be allergen alert! Make sure no-one has any allergies or intolerances to the food products you are using in your practical food session. For more information on Food Allergies visit: Food Standards Scotland - Food Allergies