Healthy Ireland Survey: Parents and Health

Healthy Ireland recently published a survey on a variety of health topics in the population of Ireland. This survey included a section on parents and their general health, weight, smoking habits, physical activity levels and sleep in comparison to non-parents.

20/11/2019   by Niall Grieve  

Red or processed meat and cancer

safefood rejects the recent finding from Dalhousie University and McMaster University that there is no need to cut down on red or processed meat.

03/10/2019   by Catherine Conlon  

Findings from the National Children’s Food Survey II (NCFS) 2017-18

The report details food and nutrient intakes, body weight, physical activity and eating behaviours in children aged 5-12 years in Ireland.

25/09/2019   by Joana Caldeira Fernandes da Silva  

Progress report on sugar reduction in the UK between 2015 and 2018

Public Health England (PHE) released a progress report on the voluntary sugar reduction programme. This programme aims to reduce sugar by 20% by 2020 in food products that are most frequently consumed in children up to the age of 18.

23/09/2019   by Niall Grieve  

Potential impact of a tax on high sugar snacks on the prevalence of obesity in the UK

A study of the general adult population in the UK was conducted to estimate the potential impact of a 20% price increase in high-sugar snacks on body mass index (BMI) and prevalence of obesity.

10/09/2019   by Deirdre Brennan  

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