Let’s drink to a less sugary future

After much debate over the last few years the tax on sugary drinks available in our shops has been introduced both in Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland. It’s a measure that we welcome at safefood. From now on any sugar sweetened drink with 5g added sugar per 100ml is subject to tax.

03/05/2018   by Marian O’Reilly  

Juice drinks: your questions answered

Nowadays bright, sugary drinks are the ‘norm’. You’ll find a bottle of pop in most houses and diluted squash is the regular drink given to many kids.

06/12/2013   by Marian O’Reilly  

Reducing treats and sugary drinks for kids #asksafefood

A few weeks ago we held a live Q + A chat on Facebook on reducing treats and sugary drinks for children. Those who took part asked some great questions. We would like to thank them and to share some of the key questions. Here they are...

29/11/2013   by Aileen McGloin  

Let's take on Childhood Obesity

Childhood obesity is a worry to me and something I think about in several contexts – as a parent, a grandparent, as Chief Executive of a health promotion body, and even as a professional with a background in finance and health economics.

25/10/2013   by Martin Higgins