One third of women in ROI are not meeting World Health Organisation recommended folate levels in early pregnancy

04 December, 2017. This was the key finding of a new report commissioned by safefood entitled "The folate status of pregnant women in the Republic of Ireland; the current position".

Research reveals two-thirds of NI women aren’t getting enough folic acid in early pregnancy

04 December, 2017. Northern Ireland women not getting recommended minimum folic acid levels for the prevention of neural tube defects in early pregnancy.

New study reveals total lifetime cost of childhood overweight and obesity on the island estimated at €7.2billion euros

20 November, 2017. First ever all-island estimate of lifetime costs of childhood overweight and obesity.

Launch of START; a new five-year public health campaign to start families on the path to a healthier future

01 November, 2017. Campaign aims to help parents to "make a start" at specific healthy eating and activity habits and build on that one daily win.

safefood welcomes today’s Budget announcement of the introduction of a Sugar Tax from next April

10 October, 2017. "Clearly, the food industry has a key role that they play in what’s provided and marketed to our children."

Irish women three times as likely to check their smartphone in the morning as take a folic acid tablet

26 September, 2017. safefood campaign reminds women of importance of taking folic acid every morning.

96% consider themselves well informed about food safety yet 51% are eating undercooked burgers

6 July, 2017. safefood launches Burger Fever to inform people of the dangers of eating undercooked burgers.

Obesity Seminar examines role of images and language in weight stigma

20 June, 2017. The use of negative imagery and language in communications contributes to weight-related stigma, an expert seminar in Belfast heard today.

Chief Medical Officer, Michael McBride, announces new standards for food served to staff and visitors in health and social care

16 June, 2017. New nutritional standards have been developed to make the food on offer for staff and visitors in hospital restaurants and cafes healthier.

New Education Resource to help teach primary schoolchildren about media, advertising and fake news

7 June, 2017. A new free educational resource to help teach primary schoolchildren about the media, advertising and fake news was launched earlier today by safefood. The launch was attended by the Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton T.D.

European Obesity Day

19 May, 2017. European Obesity Day - safefood is supporting the call for more to be done in raising awareness of obesity.

Green credentials of Ireland’s dairy sector could be key to addressing Climate Change challenge

27 February, 2017. The impact of climate change represents a significant opportunity for Ireland’s Dairy Sector but also poses a threat.

New research reveals men and young adults the least able when it comes to food and cooking skills

14 February, 2017. Time pressures, fussy eaters and defrosting doubts among the barriers listed.

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