How to use this resource

About Eat Well, Your Way

A healthy balanced diet includes a wide range of foods and is an important part of feeling well and maintaining good health. Choosing healthier options can be a challenge any time, with busy schedules, budgets and other life pressures. However, Eat Well, Your Way is here to help you with how to make small, manageable changes, in ways that suit you.

We have developed Eat Well, Your Way to help people in Scotland make healthier food and drink choices when planning and shopping, preparing food and eating out.

You don't have to go to these lengths to eat healthier

Getting information that works for you

When you enter the website, you can choose to see advice and tips that are made for you. To use this option, click start on the What’s your way? button, and answer 3 quick questions.

If you would prefer not to answer the questions upon entering the site, and answer them later, you can scroll down the homepage and choose to enter the Shopping, In the Kitchen or Eating out sections.

Using Eat Well, Your Way

There is no ‘right’ way to use Eat Well, Your Way. You can use this resource in any way that is useful to you, as often as you like, at any time. You may wish to just surf through the sections until you find something that you are interested in.

As well as information on what a healthy balanced diet looks like and why it is important, Eat Well, Your Way has practical advice and tips to help you make healthier choices.

There are three main sections within Eat Well, Your Way:

  • Shopping - Planning for food shopping is a good place to start making some healthier choices, it can help you get the most from your money and help the environment.
  • In the kitchen - Advice and tips on equipment and ingredients to keep in your kitchen cupboards, and how to cook in ways that are cheaper and healthier.
  • Eating out - Most of us buy and eat food outside of our homes regularly. This section provides information on how to make small changes to usual habits that could make a big difference.

Ready to make a change?

If you would like to make a change, it helps to work on small, manageable goals. This section provides top tips to help you make small changes and stick to them.

If you have something that you want to know more about, you can use the search bar by clicking on the magnifying glass at the very top right hand side of the home page. For example, if you wanted to know more about salt, type the word ‘salt’, press search and some suggestions on information will appear.

Who are we?

Food Standards Scotland can help you make informed choices about what and where to eat.
  • We work with Scottish Government, separate from Government Ministers and the food and drink industries. We provide advice which is impartial and based on robust science and data
  • Our remit covers all aspects of the food chain which can impact on public health – aiming to protect consumers from food safety risks and promote healthy eating
  • We always have the consumer's best interests at heart and aim to be your go-to source of information when it comes to healthy eating and food safety