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A-level PE - Unit 1: Participation in Sport and Recreation: Balanced Diet

Resources to support A-level PE, Unit 1

Academic Journal Articles

Most of the articles are password protected. Ask the librarians or your teacher for it.

Healthy Eating Self-Assessment

Books in the Senior Library

Balanced Diet Videos

Eating a Balanced Diet

BNF Healthy eating

Energy balance, diet and activity

Healthy Eating: Is this the Ultimate Healthy Meal?

A healthy meal with mackerel, potatoes, carrots, broccoli, and a slice of lemon all goes towards a balanced diet
The human body needs a balanced diet to deliver vital nutrients

What's your idea of a perfect meal? Sushi? A large piece of cake followed by hot chocolate? Even if it satisfies your appetite, it's unlikely to fulfil all your nutritional needs.

Healthy Eating

Healthy eating

The amount and type of food you eat has a major influence on your health. If you eat a well-balanced diet, it can reduce your risk of various diseases as well as help you to maintain a healthy weight.

There are certain times when it can be particularly important to make sure that you follow a healthy diet, for instance, if you want to lose excess weight or if you’re watching what you eat because you’re pregnant. However, it’s important to eat a healthy diet throughout your life, no matter what age you are – there’s never a bad time to make some changes and improve your eating habits.

  • Why is healthy eating important?
  • A balanced diet
  • Getting the balance right
  • Improving your diet
  • Making changes