Food and drink

A healthy, balanced diet is important for good health, an active life and protection against illness. Eating well means enjoying your food, eating the right amount for your energy needs and having variety in your diet.

  • Aim to eat fruit and vegetables with every meal. Try to keep salt and fat and sugar in your diet low.
  • By planning meals and sticking to a shopping list you can eat on a budget.  You can also try shopping at Camden’s markets for fresh food. Visit the NHS Choices Eat4Cheap.
  • Specially designed cutlery or crockery can help if you have difficulty using standard items. 


There are some things that you can do for yourself to help you be as independent as possible when it comes to eating and drinking, shopping for food and preparing food. The following sections have some useful information: