More than nine out of ten people in the UK eat meat, making it one of our key foods. Health experts recognise the important role of red meat within a healthy, balanced diet but we still see negative headlines in the media.
So, what are the facts about meat and how much should we be eating?
Eatwell: eat meat
The Eatwell Plate is the UK’s official model of a balanced diet with different sections for various types of foods. Red meat sits within the “Meat, fish, eggs and beans” section which should make up 12% of our daily food by weight. Red meat is defined as beef, veal, pork and lamb, which is fresh, minced or frozen.