Rates of breastfeeding increasing in Ireland

The Institute of Public Health (IPH) have published a new report on breastfeeding on the island of Ireland. The report found that breastfeeding rates are increasing across the island of Ireland.

11/10/2017   by Anne Parle  

Poor diet linked to one in five deaths

Last week the Lancet published a series of papers using data from the Global Burden of Disease Study (GBD). The GBD study collects data in 195 countries worldwide including the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

11/10/2017   by Anne Parle  

Transforming European food and drink policies for cardiovascular health

The European Heart Network (EHN) has published a paper on Transforming European food and drink policies for cardiovascular health. The paper presents recommendations for achieving a cardiovascular health promoting diet for Europe. 

05/10/2017   by Anne Parle  

Over 300 deaths from cancer attributable to overweight and obesity each year

A new study, published in the Irish Medical Journal has found that on average 310 cancer deaths each year are attributable to excess body weight.

26/09/2017   by Anne Parle  

Nutrition Standards for School Meals

Today the new Nutrition Standards for School Meals were launched by the Minister for Health, the Minister for Education and Skills and the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection. These standards are designed to ensure the School Meals programme follows the national Healthy Eating Guidelines.

25/09/2017   by Anne Parle  

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