Health and Education 

Food , nutrition and exercise are crucial to our general health and well being. Healthy eating and drinking is the corner stone of a healthy lifestyle for you and your family.


Lean red meats, including beef, pork and lamb can play an important part in a healthy balanced diet as they have a high nutrient density. This means that they contain a wide variety of nutrients in a relatively small amount of food. Meat is a major source of protein. It also contributes minerals and trace elements to the diet, particularly iron and zinc. It is an important source of B vitamins, including B12, which is not found naturally in foods of plant origin.

More detailed information on red meat in the diet can be found under balanced diet and in our range of factsheets in the diet section.

These factsheets provide up to date and evidence based information on the relationship between red meat and health and nutrition.

HCC also have a series of resources available free of charge to consumers, schools and Health Professionals on balanced diets and the role of red meat as part of a balanced diet.

If you visit and  you will find delicious recipes using Welsh Lamb and Welsh beef. A nutritional breakdown is available under each recipe.

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