New recommendations for tackling obesity published in the Republic of Ireland

A new Joint Committee on Education and Skills report aimed at countering childhood obesity was released this month.

18/07/2018   by Sinead Hurley  

Inequalities in overweight and obesity in schoolchildren in Ireland

An article published in the journal BMC Public Health has investigated if there is a relationship between school socio-economic status and overweight and obesity in schoolchildren.

04/04/2018   by Anne Parle  

Nutrition Standards for School Meals

Today the new Nutrition Standards for School Meals were launched by the Minister for Health, the Minister for Education and Skills and the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection. These standards are designed to ensure the School Meals programme follows the national Healthy Eating Guidelines.

25/09/2017   by Anne Parle  

Dietary behaviours and academic achievement

Dietary behaviours could be associated with higher academic achievement according to new research.

15/05/2017   by Anne Parle  

4th Childhood Obesity Surveillance Initiative report launched

Yesterday Minister of State for Health Promotion Marcella Corcoran Kennedy launched the 4th report from the Childhood Obesity Surveillance Initiative (COSI).

05/05/2017   by Anne Parle  

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