By transforming the way we think, feel, and behave around food, we can improve our own health and wellbeing. Eating a balanced diet and staying active is a great way to improve your overall health. In an effort to help you eat well in Blackburn with Darwen, we have developed useful resources. This includes a Nutrition Toolkit for older people and a handy Eat Well Guide that anyone can use to improve their daily intake of healthy foods.

Eat Well With Our Care Home Nutrition Toolkit

Public Health have collaborated with Food Active and several care homes across the Borough of Blackburn with Darwen to bring care home staff this fantastic new toolkit. The downloadable toolkit was designed to help our older people ‘Age Well’; a hard copy was posted to each care home in Feb 2023. For further information email about the Nutrition Toolkit, ageing well or eating well in Blackburn with Darwen, please contact

Eat Well Toolkit For Care Homes in Blackburn with Darwen

Eat Well In Blackburn with Darwen With Our Eat Well Guide

The Eat Well Guides is an easy-to-follow guide that provides examples of plates showing how much of each food group we should be eating as part of a healthy, balanced meal. We should aim to eat 5 portions of fruit and veg a day to get all the vitamins, minerals and fibre we need to stay healthy. Other food groups include proteins, dairy and starchy food. Foods high in sugar and fat should be eaten less often.

Eat Well Guide for residents of Blackburn with Darwen
Eat Well Guide for residents of Blackburn with Darwen

To see the whole Eat Well Guide on the NHS Website, click here.

Other Useful Resources For Eating Well

NHS Better Health

The Better Health website is useful for anyone who would like to eat healthier, lose weight, quit smoking, get active or drink less. They provide lots of free tools and support for you to reach your goals. They also have ways to lift your mood with the Every Mind Matters campaign.


Managing your weight and eating a healthy, balanced diet is an important part of maintaining good health, and can help you feel your best. This means eating a wide variety of foods in the right proportions, and consuming the right amount of food and drink to achieve and maintain a healthy body weight.

Recipe 4 Health

The Recipe 4 Health Award recognises food businesses, including schools, that promote healthy eating, environmental issues and social responsibility. Bronze, Silver and Gold Award holders are celebrated on the Council’s website as champions of good food choices.

Visit our Recipe 4 Health Award Winners Page .

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