Examples of foods in this group include meat, poultry, fish, eggs, beans, peas, lentils, nuts, seeds, soya bean curd and meat substitutes. This can also include processed meats and fish products and they can be fresh, frozen or canned.
Choose lean cuts of meat and eat in moderation. Eat less than 500g(18oz) weekly of red meat. (beef, pork, lamb and goat)
Limit processed meat and fish products such as burgers, sausages, bacon and fish fingers as these tend to contain high levels of fat and salt.
Eat 1-2 portions of fish weekly, of which one portion should be oily fish (salmon, fresh tuna, sardines, mackerel, pilchards, trout).
Examples of foods in this group include butter, margarine, cream, cooking oils and fats, mayonnaise, cakes, biscuits, puddings, pastries, crisps, ice-cream, sweets, sugar, jam and non diet fizzy drinks.
This is the smallest section of the plate. Foods in this section are high in calories and contain little of other nutrients. They should therefore be consumed occasionally and in small amounts.