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Salt and food labelling

<br /> <p>We all know that too much salt is bad for our hearts. But what can you do to cut down? Between 65% and 70% of the salt we eat comes from processed food, fast food, and canteen and restaurant food &ndash; so as well as reducing th ...

Have a healthy, happy Christmas

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Body Weight and Eating Habits in 5-12-Year Old Irish Children

<p class="heading-1">A shared goal of <em><strong><span class="italics">safe</span></strong></em><strong>food</strong> and the Health Service Executive (HSE) is to improve the healt ...

Tackling Food Poverty

<span style="font-family: Verdana;"><span style="font-family: Verdana;">The report summarises the evaluation of the Decent Food for All (DFfA) intervention that was delivered by the Armagh and Dungannon Health Action Zone ( ...

Food and nutrient intake and attitudes

<span style="font-family: Verdana;"><span style="font-size: small;">Poverty has been consistently associated with poorer health. </span></span><span style="font-family: Verdana;"><span style=& ...

Standard of Healthy Living on the Island of Ireland

safefood Healthy eating Pre-requisites for health are equity, minimum income, nutrition, peace, water, sanitation, housing, education, work, political will and public support (WHO, 1986). It has long been known that social disadvantage harms health (Black ...

Young People and Food: Adolescent Dietary Beliefs and Understandings

This research provides fresh insight into the dichotomy between young people's knowledge of food safety and nutrition, and their behaviour. safefood Healthy eating This research provides fresh insight into the dichotomy between young people's kn ...

A review of the health effects of stimulant drinks

Whether used as a mixer with alcohol or an energy booster taken alone, stimulant drinks have raised issues and concerns which are addressed in this report. safefood The Food Safety Promotion Board, following a request from the Minister of State at the Dep ...

Fruit and vegetables

You&rsquo;ve probably noticed that people are getting more and more into their health these days: going to the gym, buying fancy &lsquo;functional foods&rsquo; packed with extra vitamins, calcium, and so on. That&rsquo;s all great, but wha ...

Lean meat

<p class="heading-2">While it&rsquo;s handy to pick up some chicken nuggets or sausages to pop under the grill, these meats often contain more fat and salt than the fresh cuts. Lean meat on the other hand can be just as easy, as well a ...

Wholegrains

With all the choice available these days it can be easy to forget just how good regular foods can be. Take wholegrain breads for example. They contain carbohydrates, fiber, iron and B vitamins. They&rsquo;re real &lsquo;superfoods&rsquo; that ...

How they measure up: A simple guide to food labelling

The aim of this leaflet is to help you pick out the information you need when you&rsquo;re trying to choose between food products. Labels may appear to be very different in shape and size, colour and design and in what they tell us about the food or d ...

Kid's food challenge

As parents and guardians many of you are making huge efforts to ensure your kids are eating healthily and limiting the number of sweets and unhealthy snacks they eat. You&rsquo;ll know already that some of these treat foods are okay as part of a healt ...

Food on a low income- Four households tell their story

This research adds further insight into people&rsquo;s experience of food on a low income and it informs both policy and community based programmes such as community food initiatives and awareness campaigns.<br /> safefood Why low-income groups ...

SCOPE

International Association for the Study of Obesity (IASO) Obesity education and management SCOPE stands for the Specialist Certification in Obesity Professional Education. SCOPE is IASO's official obesity education programme, designed for all health ...

State of the Nation: A Review of Ireland's Planning system 2000- 2011

An Taisce, the National Trust for Ireland Land use and planning A system governing land use and planning is intended to play a major role in ensuring development is guided in a manner that is sustainable in environmental, social and economic terms. This r ...

Bord Bia

Bord Glas was integrated into Bord Bia on 1 July 2004. Horticulture is divided into two main sectors- the food sector e.g. fruit and vegetables including mushrooms, potatoes and glasshouse crops; and the amenity sector e.g. trees, shrubs, flowers, and bul ...

Play Here, Play There, Play Everywhere

Dublin City Council Child development and child health The ‘Dublin City Play Plan’ promotes inclusive play and urges those responsible for providing play and/or services for children to adapt a multi-disciplinary approach. This is an initiative of the Dub ...

Examining Nutrition Surveillance on the island of Ireland

safefood Eating habits The food we eat is a key determinant of our health and the monitoring of nutritional status is an essential element of monitoring public health. On the island of Ireland (IOI) there has been a wealth of nutrition data collected cont ...

Measuring Food Poverty in Ireland

safefood Food poverty safe food has published a briefing document 'Measuring Food Poverty in Ireland - the indicator and its implications'. This briefing was based on research commissioned by the Department of Social Protection, as part of the D ...