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Healthy lunchboxes

Date: 2010. Good food habits set early in childhood can last a lifetime. Lunches provide around one third of our daily nutritional needs, so it’s important to put some thought and planning into them. Here are some tips on how to prepare a healthy lunchbox.

What is a serving size? A Guide for Pre-schools

Date: December, 2013. A pictorial manual giving real life serving sizes to guide care-givers, parents and guardians on suitable size servings.

Your Child's Weight

Date: October, 2013. Your Child's Weight - A Guide to Preventing Childhood Obesity.

Cut down on salt

Date: December, 2012. As well as reducing the amount of salt that you add to food, it’s especially important to cut down on the amount of salt you get from processed food.

Healthy eating for people with Type 2 diabetes

Date: July, 2012. This booklet has been prepared for those who have recently been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, a very common medical condition.

How to prepare your baby's bottle

Date: October, 2016. Like any food, powdered infant formula is not sterile. It may contain bacteria that could make your baby sick. This booklet will help you to prepare your baby's bottle feeds safely.

Food For Fitness

Date: 2012. This booklet was developed by the Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Association in partnership with safefood in the Republic of Ireland. It provides general advice for adults involved in sports.

Fuel your body

Date: 2011. As a teenage athlete, your active lifestyle and growing body means you have special nutritional needs. You need to start with the basics of a healthy and varied diet.

Little Steps

Date: 2010, 2009, 2008. Developed by safefood and the Health Service Executive in collaboration with the Health Promotion Agency, Northern Ireland.

Time the turkey to perfection this Christmas!

Date: December, 2010. If you are buying a fresh turkey, buy it as close to Christmas as possible, bring it home quickly and store it in the fridge. If you are buying a frozen turkey, get it into the freezer without delay and keep it there until you are ready to defrost it.

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