Consumer information

A good practice guide for community food initiatives

Date: August, 2010. Food poverty arises when people lack the money or other resources needed to eat a healthy diet. The overarching objective of Healthy Food for All is to end food poverty on the island of Ireland.

Stay safe with duck eggs

Date: 2010. While duck eggs are a natural, nutritious food, they do need to be handled and cooked with greater care than quality assured hens’ eggs.

Weigh2live (Audio files)

Date: 2010. Free independent advice on weight loss. Audio files.

Have a healthy, happy Christmas

Date: December, 2009. This booklet tells you how to have a safe, cheap and delicious Christmas. It includes tips on how to be a thrifty shopper and the important food safety tips you need to know this Christmas.

A good practice guide for school food initiatives

Date: May, 2009. This Guide was developed through extensive consultation with schools, community groups, health professionals and suppliers who are currently involved in providing food in school.

Fridge hygiene

Date: 2009. Keeping food correctly chilled in the fridge slows down the growth of bacteria. At temperatures between 5°C and 63°C (‘the danger zone’), bacteria on food can grow to a point where they can make you ill.

Picnic perfection

Date: 2008. Far too often when we pack the picnic basket we leave behind the good habits that keep us safe from food poisoning at home. Here are a few simple tips to help you avoid potential perils of picnics.

Thinking of taking food supplements?

Date: 2008. On the island of Ireland, one in four of us is taking food supplements. But can they really make a difference? This guide to food supplements will answer most of your questions.



Date: Wholegrain breads contain carbohydrates, fiber, iron and B vitamins. They’re real ‘superfoods’ that can keep you going for longer and take care of your digestive system.

Kid's food challenge

Date: 2007. At the moment, kids are eating on average about twice as many treat foods as they should be, so it’s time to think about cutting down.

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