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5 a day

Why 5 a day? – NHS Eat Well
Fruit and vegetables are part of a healthy, balanced diet and can help you stay healthy. It’s important that you eat enough of them.

What counts as 5-a-day? – BBC Good Food
Healthy eating starts with a balanced, varied diet, and making sure you’re getting enough fruit and vegetables is key. Find out how much constitutes a portion of your five-a-day with this handy info-graphic.


Title Author(s) Source Access
Role of fruit juice in achieving the 5-a-day recommendation for fruit and vegetable intake Benton, David; Young, Hayley A Nutrition Reviews; Nov 2019; vol. 77 (no. 11); p. 829-843 Open Access
What evidence for the benefits of ‘5-a-day’, a Mediterranean diet and sodium restriction on health? Drug & Therapeutics Bulletin; Jan 2015; vol. 53 (no. 1); p. 6-9 OpenAthens
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Books in the library

  • Title Citation Cover
    5 ingredients: quick and easy food Jamie Oliver (2017)
    A year of good eating: the kitchen diaries III Nigel Slater (2015)
    Antony Worrall Thompson’s GI diet with Mabel Blades and Jane Suthering (2005)
    BOSH! : simple recipes, amazing food, all plants Henry Firth and Ian Theasby (2018)
    Chinese takeaway cookbook : from chop suey to sweet ‘n’ sour, over 70 recipes to re-create your favourites Kwoklyn Wan; photography by Sam Folan (2019)
    Eat well for less: quick and easy meals Jo Scarratt-Jones (2018)
    From the garden to the table: growing, cooking, and eating your own food Monty and Sarah Don (2003)
    From the oven to the table : simple dishes that look after themselves Diana Henry (2019)
    Healthy eating for diabetes Antony Worrall Thompson, Azmina Govindji (2003)
    Lean in 15 : 15 minute meals and workouts to keep you lean and healthy Joe Wicks (2015)
    Mob kitchen Ben Lebus (2018)
    One pound meals: delicious food for less Miguel Barclay (2017)
    Ottolenghi SIMPLE Yotam Ottolenghi with Tara Wigley and Esme Howarth (2018)
    Pinch of nom : 100 slimming home-style recipes Kate Allinson and Kay Featherstone (2019)
    Super food family classics Jamie Oliver (2016)
    The Christmas chronicles Nigel Slater (2017)
    The Cornish cook book: a celebration of the amazing food and drink on our doorstep Katie Fisher (2019)
    The curry guy : recreate over 100 of the best British Indian restaurant recipes at home Dan Toombs (2017)
    The diabetes weight loss diet Antony Worrall Thompson, Azmina Govindji, Jane Suthering (2007)
    The doctor’s kitchen Dr Rupy Aujla (2017)
    The doctor’s kitchen: eat to beat illness Rupy Aujla (2019)
    The fat-loss plan Joe Wicks (2017)
    The green roasting tin : vegan and vegetarian one dish dinners Rukmini Iyer (2018)
    The Nordic diet Trina Hahnemann; photographs by Lars Ranek (2010)
    The quick roasting tin: 30 minute one dish dinners Rukmini Iyer (2019)
    The roasting tin: simple one dish dinners Rukmini Iyer (2017)
    The vegetarian year: 365 days of healthy, seasonal recipes Jane Hughes (2015)
    There’s a vegan in the house : fresh, flexible food to keep everyone happy edited by Laura Bithell, Anna Cheifetz, Helena caldon (2018)
    What to eat now: spring and summer Valentine Warner (2010)
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Useful Resources


British Dietetic Association
The professional association & trade union for UK dietitians. The nation’s largest organisation of food & nutrition professionals.

British Society of Lifestyle Medicine
The BSLM aims to establish Lifestyle Medicine as central to health and wellbeing by promoting the prevention of avoidable lifestyle-related diseases.

NHS Live Well
Advice, tips and tools to help you make the best choices about your health and wellbeing.

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