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  

Average person consumes an extra 330kcal per week as a result of upselling

A report published by the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) and Slimming World reveals that the average person consumes an extra 330 calories per week – 17,000 calories per year – as a result of "upselling" of foods and drinks high in calories, fat, sugar and salt. 

21/09/2017   by Anne Parle  

Reducing the price of fruit and vegetables increases intake

The cost of fruit and vegetables can be a large proportion of a weekly household budget. For many people, this prevents their purchase and therefore consumption.

18/09/2017   by Sarah Cassidy  

Eating more wholegrains reduces risk of colorectal cancer

A new report released by the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) has found that eating 90g of wholegrains a day reduces the risk of colorectal cancer by 17%.

14/09/2017   by Anne Parle  

One in eight older adults in Ireland are vitamin D deficient

Researchers have found that one in eight adults over 50 in the Republic of Ireland are Vitamin D deficient. The research was carried out by researchers from TILDA, The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing.

12/09/2017   by Anne Parle  

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