What are the main food groups:

Cereals and cereal products , Flours, grains and starches , Sandwiches , Rice , Pasta , Pizzas , Breads , Rolls , Breakfast cereals , Infant cereal foods , Biscuits , Cakes , Pastry , Buns and pastries , Puddings , Savouries , Milk and milk products , Cows milk , Breakfast milk , Skimmed milk , Semi-skimmed milk , Whole milk , Channel Island milk , Processed milks , Other milks ,

A healthy eating pattern includes a variety of nutrient dense foods across and within all the food groups

All food contains all of the nutrients we need to be healthy, it is necessary to eat various foods in sufficient amounts. A good diet will include many different foods, and sufficient in quantity and quality to meet an individual’s need for food energy and other micro nutrients.

Cereals and cereal products
Cereals and cereal products
Flours, grains and starches
Flours, grains and starches
Sandwiches
Sandwiches
Rice
Rice
Pasta
Pasta
Pizzas
Pizzas
Breads
Breads
Rolls
Rolls
Breakfast cereals
Breakfast cereals
Infant cereal foods
Infant cereal foods
Biscuits
Biscuits
Cakes
Cakes
Pastry
Pastry
Buns and pastries
Buns and pastries
Puddings
Puddings
Savouries
Savouries
Milk and milk products
Milk and milk products
Cows milk
Cows milk
Breakfast milk
Breakfast milk
Skimmed milk
Skimmed milk
Semi-skimmed milk
Semi-skimmed milk
Whole milk
Whole milk
Channel Island milk
Channel Island milk
Processed milks
Processed milks
Other milks
Other milks
Infant formulas
Infant formulas
Whey-based modified milks
Whey-based modified milks
Non-whey-based modified milks
Non-whey-based modified milks
Soya-based modified milks
Soya-based modified milks
Follow-on formulas
Follow-on formulas
Milk-based drinks
Milk-based drinks
Creams
Creams
Fresh creams (pasteurised)
Fresh creams (pasteurised)
Frozen creams (pasteurised)
Frozen creams (pasteurised)
Sterilised creams
Sterilised creams
UHT creams
UHT creams
Imitation creams
Imitation creams
Cheeses
Cheeses
Yogurts
Yogurts
Whole milk yogurts
Whole milk yogurts
Low fat yogurts
Low fat yogurts
Other yogurts
Other yogurts
Ice creams
Ice creams
Fruit
Fruit
Fruit, general
Fruit, general
Fruit juices
Fruit juices
Nuts and seeds
Nuts and seeds
Nuts and seeds
Nuts and seeds
Herbs and spices
Herbs and spices
Baby foods
Baby foods
Baby foods, granulated powder
Baby foods, granulated powder
Baby foods, canned bottled
Baby foods, canned bottled
Fish and fish products
Fish and fish products
White fish
White fish
Fatty fish
Fatty fish
Crustacea
Crustacea
Molluscs
Molluscs
Fish products and dishes
Fish products and dishes
Meat and meat products
Meat and meat products
Meat
Meat
Bacon
Bacon
Beef
Beef
Lamb
Lamb
Pork
Pork
Veal
Veal
Poultry
Poultry
Chicken
Chicken
Duck
Duck
Goose
Goose
Grouse
Grouse
Partridge
Partridge
Pheasant
Pheasant
Pigeon
Pigeon
Turkey
Turkey
Game
Game
Hare
Hare
Rabbit
Rabbit
Venison
Venison
Offal
Offal
Burgers and grillsteaks
Burgers and grillsteaks
Meat products
Meat products
Other meat products
Other meat products
Meat dishes
Meat dishes
Fats and oils
Fats and oils
Spreading fats
Spreading fats
Animal fats
Animal fats
Oils
Oils
Non-animal fats
Non-animal fats
Cooking fats
Cooking fats
Beverages
Beverages
Powdered drinks, essences and infusions
Powdered drinks, essences and infusions
Powdered drinks and essences
Powdered drinks and essences
Infusions
Infusions
Soft drinks
Soft drinks
Carbonated drinks
Carbonated drinks
Squash and cordials
Squash and cordials
Juices
Juices
Alcoholic beverages
Alcoholic beverages
Beers
Beers
Ciders
Ciders
Wines
Wines
Fortified wines
Fortified wines
Vermouths
Vermouths
Liqueurs
Liqueurs
Spirits
Spirits
Sugars, preserves and snacks
Sugars, preserves and snacks
Sugars, syrups and preserves
Sugars, syrups and preserves
Confectionery
Confectionery
Chocolate confectionery
Chocolate confectionery
Non-chocolate confectionery
Non-chocolate confectionery
Savoury snacks
Savoury snacks
Potato-based snacks
Potato-based snacks
Potato and mixed cereal snacks
Potato and mixed cereal snacks
Non-potato snacks
Non-potato snacks
Soups, sauces and miscellaneous foods
Soups, sauces and miscellaneous foods
Soups
Soups
Home made soups
Home made soups
Canned soups
Canned soups
Packet soups
Packet soups
Sauces
Sauces
Dairy sauces
Dairy sauces
Salad sauces, dressings and pickles
Salad sauces, dressings and pickles
Non-salad sauces
Non-salad sauces
Pickles and chutneys
Pickles and chutneys