Consumer information

Stay safe with duck eggs

Date: 2010. While duck eggs are a natural, nutritious food, they do need to be handled and cooked with greater care than quality assured hens’ eggs.

Weigh2live (Audio files)

Date: 2010. Free independent advice on weight loss. Audio files.

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.

Have a healthy, happy Christmas

Date: December, 2009. This booklet tells you how to have a safe, cheap and delicious Christmas. It includes tips on how to be a thrifty shopper and the important food safety tips you need to know this Christmas.

A good practice guide for school food initiatives

Date: May, 2009. This Guide was developed through extensive consultation with schools, community groups, health professionals and suppliers who are currently involved in providing food in school.

Fridge hygiene

Date: 2009. Keeping food correctly chilled in the fridge slows down the growth of bacteria. At temperatures between 5°C and 63°C (‘the danger zone’), bacteria on food can grow to a point where they can make you ill.

Picnic perfection

Date: 2008. Far too often when we pack the picnic basket we leave behind the good habits that keep us safe from food poisoning at home. Here are a few simple tips to help you avoid potential perils of picnics.

Thinking of taking food supplements?

Date: 2008. On the island of Ireland, one in four of us is taking food supplements. But can they really make a difference? This guide to food supplements will answer most of your questions.

 

Listeria and pregnancy

Date: 2008. Listeria is a bug that can cause an illness like the flu. It can be dangerous for a number of groups including pregnant women, unborn babies and new babies.

 

Wholegrains

Date: Wholegrain breads contain carbohydrates, fiber, iron and B vitamins. They’re real ‘superfoods’ that can keep you going for longer and take care of your digestive system.

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