Why media literacy is a food skill

As part of the #BeMediaSmart campaign, I talked to safefood’s Dr Aileen McGloin about why the healthy eating and food safety body developed MediaWise.

29/03/2019   by Aoife O'Reilly  

Factors associated with successful nutrition education interventions in children

Despite convincing evidence that nutrition education has the potential to influence children’s dietary choices, improve health, and enhance academic performance, the specific characteristics of effective nutrition education programs for children are not clearly defined.

31/05/2018   by Marian O’Reilly  

Study snacks

The wrong food choices often have negative impacts on your concentration and abilities leaving you feeling sluggish, jittery and burnt out.

02/05/2018   by Lilian Chan  

School-based interventions and childhood obesity

A study published in the British Medical Journal last week has been getting a lot of media attention. The study suggests that the effectiveness of programmes aimed at tackling obesity among 6 and 7 year olds in 54 schools may not have a huge impact in helping to reduce childhood obesity.

13/02/2018   by Sarah Cassidy  

92% of 5 to 15 years olds use the internet

Ofcom the communications regulator for the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland have published a report that examines children’s media use.

03/01/2018   by Anne Parle  

Why MediaWise?

Being able to use media is very different from having an active and critical relationship with it and children still believe what they see and hear.

28/09/2017   by Fiona Gilligan  

Shortcut to exam success

With exam time upon us, students all over the island are going to extreme lengths in order to achieve top results.

01/06/2017   by Carrie Crowley  


Diet, Exams, School, Sugar

How can we improve the diets of our pre-schoolers?

A healthy, balanced diet is what any pre-school child needs. Pre-school children are at a stage in their lives where they are growing very quickly and because of this, they need lots of energy and nutrients to help fuel their body. During this period, children develop habits that can last a lifetime.

28/09/2016   by Niamh Dowling  

Galway City Early Years Health and Wellbeing Plan

The first Early Years Health and Wellbeing Plan for Galway City has been launched.This plan sets out
the goals and related actions that together create a framework for enhancing and supporting the health
and wellbeing of children in Galway City during their early years.

27/07/2016   by Laura Keaver  



safefood for life – skills to take with you from school and use every day

We caught up with Mella Brophy, a Home Economics Teacher, to tell us about her experience with the safefood for life resource so far.

20/04/2016   by Mella Brophy  


We caught up with Jenna Madden, Programme Manager, Business in the Community Northern Ireland, to tell us about her experience with the eatright.eu resource so far.

15/10/2015   by Jenna Madden  


safefood and the Food Standards Agency in Northern Ireland recently launched eatright.eu. We caught up with Dave Mulvaney, Catering Instructor at Crumlin Youthreach, to tell us about his experience with the resource so far.

17/07/2015   by Dave Mulvaney  

Eating for exams

We are all aware that good nutrition is important at exam time, when your brain and body are under stress. But for most, eating well is the last thing on a student’s mind...

28/05/2014   by Roisin Aherne  

Star Chefs...The Next Generation

Star Chefs...The Next Generation.

25/05/2011   by Global Administrator  

Takeaway....their way

When it comes to food, I really, really like to try new things. A kind of reverse fussy-eater, that's me.  This week, me and three friends tried a new restaurant for lunch. Nothing fancy mind you.

25/03/2011   by Colman Kelly