A Good Meal for Everybody, Every Day

Hello, my name is Emma and I am a dietitian working for Cardiff and Vale University Health Board. I’m passionate about what I do and am fortunate to work with a team of fantastic dietitians and support workers who feel the same. We work with various partners to improve knowledge and skills around food and nutrition as part of the Nutrition Skills For Life programme. As well as being a dietitian, I am also a mum to three daughters so as you can imagine life can be hectic.

As part of the Food Vale Steering group I truly believe a good meal for everybody, every day is something we should be aspiring to in the Vale.

But what does this mean during these unprecedented times?

One thing that has been forefront of everyone’s mind during COVID 19 has been food. Whether it’s the panic buying in the shops at the start of the pandemic, the increased use of foodbanks as people worry about how they’re going to feed their family or the generosity of businesses and volunteers in helping feed the nation, I’m sure food has crossed all of our minds at one point or another.

At this time, good food means buying, cooking and eating food that is good for you and also good for the Vale. Despite what might be all over social media there isn’t a special diet or food that is going to stop you getting corona virus , but following a healthy balanced diet will help your immune system to work at its best. This means having regular meals with a starchy food such as bread, pasta or potatoes, eating a minimum of 5 fruit and vegetables a day and including foods that give us some protein such as beans, pulses, eggs, meat or fish. We have some great information on this, including how to eat healthy when money is tight.

We have also got some handy hints and tips for Covid and beyond, including some delicious healthy recipes for you to try.

We hope that this website will help provide the information you need whether as an individual, organisation or business to ensure a good meal for everybody every day becomes a reality in the Vale of Glamorgan.