Children consuming more fruit and vegetables in school

University College Dublin Institute of Food and Health have published a new report which evaluates the Food Dudes Healthy Eating Programme. The programme is aimed at primary school children in the Republic of Ireland and is designed to increase their consumption of fruit and vegetables.

29/06/2017   by Sarah Cassidy  

Ambition and Action in Nutrition 2016-2025

The World Health Organization (WHO) have released a nutrition strategy entitled "Ambition and Action in Nutrition 2016-2025". The strategy aims to define the role of the WHO in advancing nutrition.

27/06/2017   by Anne Parle  

New standards for food served to staff and visitors in health and social care settings

On the 16 of June 2017, Minimum nutritional standards for catering in health and social care were launched in Northern Ireland. The nutritional standards have been developed to promote healthy eating amongst staff and visitors in hospital restaurants and cafes.

26/06/2017   by Anne Parle  

28% of children are overweight or obese in Northern Ireland

Today the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health launched its State of Child Health – Northern Ireland report.

15/06/2017   by Anne Parle  

Health effects of overweight and obesity over 25 years

A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine reports an increase in the prevalence and burden of disease related to high body mass index (BMI).

14/06/2017   by Anne Parle  

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