Pre-mixed spirits and cocktails high in sugar and calories

Action on Sugar highlighted this week that pre-mixed spirits and cocktails:

  • Can contain up to 9 teaspoons of sugar in a single 250ml can
  • Have been exempt from the Soft Drinks Industry Levy
  • Nine out of 10 of them have no on-pack nutritional information

21/01/2020   by Caitriona Breaw  

Health Survey Northern Ireland 2018/2019

The Department of Health have released the first findings from the Health Survey carried out in 2018/19 in Northern Ireland. Survey included questions relating to general health, mental health and wellbeing, antibiotics, obesity, smoking, drinking alcohol and sexual health.

16/01/2020   by Caitriona Breaw  

The Irish Health Behaviour in School-aged Children Study (HBSC)

The Irish Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) Study has released a new report based on data collected in 2018.

13/01/2020   by Caitriona Breaw  

Effects of labelling food with physical activity calorie equivalents (PACE)

Research was conducted in the UK to study the effect of labelling food wih the amount of physical activity required to brun off the calories.

12/12/2019   by Deirdre Brennan  

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  

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