2016

safefood welcome “Top Shelf” split from new Food Pyramid launched today and emphasis on practical advice

06 December, 2016. safefood welcome the launch by the Department of Health of the updated Food Pyramid and the distancing of the "Top Shelf" of foods and drinks which are all high in fat, salt and sugar. 

Report reveals the weekly cost of a healthy family diet for low income households

30 November, 2016. Some families need to spend up to €160 a week to eat a healthy balanced diet.

Only 1 in 3 women routinely take folic acid supplements

21 November, 2016. Campaign reveals gap persists between knowledge of folic acid and consumption by women.

New safefood report highlights effects of shift work on what people eat

24 October, 2016. Skipping meals, lack of physical activity and insufficient sleep most commonly reported behaviours

Operation Transformation on the search for five new leaders

05 October, 2016. Kathryn Thomas and Ray D’Arcy launch the search for leaders of Operation Transformation Series 10.

NI report reveals the weekly cost of a healthy family diet

12 September, 2016. Some families need to spend up to £153 a week to eat a healthy balanced diet, almost half of their budget if on a low income or social welfare.

Public Appointment - Membership of safefood’s Advisory Committee

30 August, 2016. We are now inviting expressions of interest for membership of the Advisory Committee which is appointed by the North-South Ministerial Council.

Parents urged to give children child-sized portions, not adult ones

29 August, 2016. Bigger portions of healthy food also contributing to obesity problems.

Campaign urges women to make folic acid a daily habit (ROI)

15 June, 2016. Taking a daily folic acid supplement reduces the risk of having a baby with a Neural Tube Defect.

Campaign urges women to make folic acid a daily habit (NI)

15 June, 2016. Research shows that less than 1 in 5 women have taken folic acid before they become pregnant.

New funding awarded to Community Food Initiatives to help tackle food poverty across the island of Ireland

24 May, 2016. safefood to fund 13 community food projects over 3 years.

Invitation to tender for research projects

13 May, 2016. safefood is inviting tenders for research projects.

New safefood research reveals giving treats to children still a daily habit

9 May, 2016. ​safefood is urging parents to redouble their efforts to reduce unhealthy treat foods in their children’s diets as new research indicates over 40% of parents routinely give their children treats like crisps, chocolates and sweets at least once a day or more.

safefood report into Energy Drinks released

14 March, 2016. Massive increase in number of products now on sale. Some brands contain up to 16 teaspoons of sugar.

Invitation to tender: Production of the magazine, The Food Chain, for the safefood Knowledge Network

12 February, 2016. safefood invites tenders from suitable parties ​for the production of the magazine, The Food Chain, for the safefood Knowledge Network, to facilitate both online and print readers.

Invitation to tender: Expert facilitation services for the safefood Knowledge Network 2016-18

11 February, 2016. safefood invites tenders from suitable parties for expert facilitation services for the safefood Knowledge Network 2016-18.

Ireland eGovernment award winners

02 February, 2016. safefood wins Ireland eGovernment marketing award. 

safefood launches free weight loss app, "weight-mate"

21 January, 2016. Research shows 1 in 3 people trying to lose weight.

NI consumers urged to ditch quick-fix and fad diets in 2016

Thursday 21 January, 2016. safefood launches free app to help consumers lose weight.

Invitation to tender: Development of Records Management Policy, Information

15 January, 2016. safefood invites tenders from suitable parties to assist safefood in preparing a records management policy and to recommend a suitable solution to safefood for the implementation of same.  

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