What is your child drinking?

Sugary drinks are linked with weight gain and tooth decay. They include fizzy drinks, squashes, cordials, juice drinks and energy drinks. As part of our Childhood Obesity campaign one of our key messages was to replace sugary drinks with water.

06/04/2017   by Anne Parle  

The difference between pregnancy 1 and pregnancy 2

I have watched with great amusement over the years the difference in my female friends’ and families behaviour during pregnancy number one and subsequent pregnancies. I did a quick survey to ask them the main differences for this blog. Here’s what they said... 

30/07/2015   by Aileen McGloin  

Bringing Back Play, one kerb at a time

I was surprised to see other kids on our road playing kerbs a few nights later while one of my neighbours stopped as he drove by and said “I hope you’ve remembered the extra point rule!”

17/04/2014   by Dermot Moriarty  

Making a TV ad about childhood obesity

If you were given responsibility for making a TV advert to raise awareness about childhood obesity and to get parents to do something about it, where would you start?

11/04/2014   by Aileen McGloin  

Children, allergies and Christmas treats

Christmas is often referred to as a magical time of year for children and I think we can all be a little more creative in our gifts to ensure food allergy or intolerance isn’t preventing our kids from enjoying that experience.

19/12/2013   by Maureen Paul