Eat Well

Healthy eating is essential in leading a healthy lifestyle. When talking about healthy eating it is important we use the Eat Well Plate as a template. This template highlights the different types of food that make up our diet and shows the proportions we should eat them to achieve a healthy, balanced diet. Remember currently a minimum of 5 pieces of fruit or veg per day is recommended and it is also important to base you foods on starchy product as this is our main energy source. Foods high in fats and sugars such as fizzy pop, crisps, chocolate etc. should be capped at a maximum of 2 portions per day, but remember a 500ml bottle of pop generally contains 2 servings. So don’t get caught out!

The catering department at Blackpool Victoria Hospital has completed the healthier catering award previously commissioned by Blackpool Council. The award acknowledges establishments who are mindful of healthy eating and those who are helping promote healthier choices to their customers and patients.

Healthy Recipe Ideas:

Lemon Chicken and Chickpea Salad | View Recipe

Healthy and delicious recipe provided by Health Champion Manny Liesk.

Bang-tasty chicken drummers | View Recipe

So simple, yet deliciously tasty!

Beefed up sarnies | View recipe

Add a colourful grated salad to a roast beef sandwich to provide extra fibre and vitamins to your diet.

Breakfast burritos | View Recipe

Wholewheat soft tortillas are topped with tomato and pepper omelettes, then rolled up. Perfect for a tasty breakfast or wrap up for a packed lunch.

Weight loss support services:

Slimming World:

Occupational Health is working in partnership with Slimming World, to offer staff a referral scheme at their local Slimming World Group.  The course lasts for 12 weeks, and the cost to staff is £45. We subsidise part of the cost for you.

For further details please contact Occupational Health on:

Tel: 01253 95 7950     Email: 

For more information please view the Slimming World poster.

Blackpool Council

Find out more about the services Blackpool Council is offering by clicking on the links below: