She’s a great eater isn’t she?

I’ve grown up hearing this expression and I’d hazard a guess that most people brought up on the island of Ireland have too -  She’s a great eater isn’t she – the child in question is usually praised for their great appetite and then usually given "a wee bit more" of the food they’ve already finished.

01/09/2016   by Fiona Gilligan  

Child-size portions: some of your questions answered

With one in four children now either overweight or obese, childhood is a great time to build healthy habits around food, including portion size.

25/08/2016   by Joana Caldeira Fernandes da Silva  

Child-size portions campaign

This week our childhood obesity campaign is back on air and the focus is on reducing portion sizes. Joana Caldeira Fernandes da Silva, our Chief Specialist in Nutrition, explains why...

16/08/2016   by Joana Caldeira Fernandes da Silva  

Parenting challenge - keeping "treats" as treats

Just like every other parent on the island, I find it challenging to limit my child’s intake of "treat" food. My knowledge of healthy eating doesn’t always help, when treats are simply everywhere a child goes.

27/08/2015   by Aileen McGloin  

Top 10 tips for a better bedtime routine for your kids

You know sleep is important, but maybe it’s even more than you thought. Children who don’t get enough sleep are also at higher risk of becoming overweight later in life. So if you are struggling with your child’s sleep it’s time to make a plan.

30/04/2015   by Aileen McGloin