Is there such a thing as ‘healthy obesity’?

Recently there has been a lot of media attention around the concept of being overweight or obese and ‘metabolically healthy’. Researchers from the United Kingdom (UK) have found there is no such thing as this ‘healthy obesity’.

17/08/2017   by Anne Parle  

Intervention tackling adolescent obesity

A new report looks at the outcomes of The Australian Capital Territory ‘It’s your Move!’ (ACT IYM) intervention carried out between 2012 and 2014. This intervention targeted students aged 12 to 16 years. It aimed to tackle obesity through promoting healthier nutrition and physical activity at school. Activities included traffic light colour coding on canteen food, availability of healthy foods in schools and at school events, and cooking classes for students and their families.

16/08/2017   by Sarah Cassidy  

Children in emergency accommodation living off fast food

A report released by Focus Ireland entitled "Food Access and Nutritional Health of Families in Emergency Accommodation" has highlighted the struggle of families in emergency accommodation to maintain a healthy diet.

15/08/2017   by Anne Parle  

Consumers & their food report

Bord Bia have released a new report on the food attitudes, shopping and cooking trends of adults in the Republic of Ireland.

03/08/2017   by Anne Parle  

Folic acid update

The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) have released a new report updating their recommendations on folic acid. These recommendations build on those issued previously in 2009.

02/08/2017   by Anne Parle  

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