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Foods for life: The seven ages of eating

Tuesday 13th February 2018 - Lynne Caffrey - Irish Independent

As our bodies grow and age, it is essential that the food we eat has all the nutrients we need to thrive, writes Lynne Caffrey. Bu... Read more →

Allergy or intolerance: What's the difference?

Friday 9th February 2018 - Health & Living - Irish Independent

There's an increasing trend towards using the terms 'intolerant' and 'allergic' as interchangeable - but the reality is that t... Read more →

Get Supermarket Savvy

Wednesday 12th July 2017 - Irish Life Health - Irish Life Health

So there you are in the supermarket, doing your grocery shopping like every other week – and then it happens.Forget the care... Read more →

Five surprising food myths that could be impacting your health and weight

Monday 6th March 2017 - Orla Walsh - Independent

Is organic food better for you? Are eggs bad for you? Finding out the truth about what's good for you is a minefield - so dietit... Read more →

New food pyramid launched

Friday 9th December 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

A new food pyramid has been launched, which highlights the importance of eating more fruit and vegetables. According to the Depar... Read more →

Less salt being used in processed foods

Monday 7th November 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

There has been a significant reduction in the salt content of a number of food products available in Ireland, particularly process... Read more →

Food businesses urged to use MenuCal

Friday 21st October 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Ireland's 22,000 food service businesses are being urged to use MenuCal, an online tool which helps to identify allergens and calc... Read more →

Parents urged to give kids smaller portions

Wednesday 31st August 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Parents are being urged to give their children child-sized portions at mealtimes. According to Safefood, there has been a major i... Read more →

Replace saturated fat with unsaturated

Friday 8th July 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

A large study appears to confirm the long-held view that eating high amounts of saturated fat increases the risk of premature deat... Read more →

Junk food ads influence kids' eating habits

Wednesday 6th July 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Children as young as eight describe junk food advertising as ‘tempting' and ‘addictive', with some admitting they coul... Read more →

Parents warned about rewarding kids with food

Wednesday 13th April 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Parents be warned - rewarding your little ones with food may lead to them becoming emotional eaters. According to UK researchers,... Read more →

Food labels should contain 'activity equivalent'

Friday 8th April 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Foods should be labeled with information on how much activity is needed to burn off the calories contained within, it has been sug... Read more →

Food intolerance often confused with allergies

Wednesday 16th March 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Food allergies can have a big impact on quality of life, however many Irish people incorrectly think they have an allergy, when th... Read more →

Wicklow could lead way with 'no-fry zone'

Tuesday 9th February 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Wicklow could lead the way for other counties in Ireland by creating a ‘no-fry zone' close to schools in order to protect ch... Read more →

Many foods have cut salt and fat content

Monday 1st February 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Some of Ireland's most popular food and drink products have had their fat, salt and calories significantly reduced in recent years... Read more →

Children's food allergies related to immunosuppression

Friday 29th January 2016 - Yvette Brazier - Medical News Today

Scientists have found new evidence to explain how food tolerance emerges over time in normal individuals, according to research pu... Read more →

Food companies are told: cut hidden sugar by 10pc before 2020

Thursday 28th January 2016 - Eilish O'Regan - Independent

Food companies will be told today to cut the amount of hidden 'added sugars' in popular products by 10pc in the next four years.... Read more →

Even the health-conscious eat too much 'hidden' sugar

Wednesday 20th January 2016 - Eilish O'Regan - Independent

An apparently healthy diet can conceal three times the amount of sugar a person should ideally consume each day - because so much ... Read more →

Hygiene and cooking key to avoiding food poisoning

Wednesday 13th January 2016 - Dr Nina Byrnes - Independent

MY DAUGHTER contracted food poisoning last year and ended up very sick in hospital. Thankfully she is ok now, but what do I need |... Read more →

Many festive treats loaded with sugar

Tuesday 15th December 2015 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Irish families are being encouraged to reduce their intake of sugar this Christmas. According to Diabetes Ireland, the average mi... Read more →

Food allergies may not affect siblings

Friday 6th November 2015 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Good news for parents. Just because one of your children has a food allergy does not automatically mean your other children will a... Read more →

Hygiene and cooking key to avoiding food poisoning

Thursday 20th August 2015 - Dr Nina Byrnes - Irish Independent

MY DAUGHTER contracted food poisoning last year and ended up very sick in hospital. Thankfully she is ok now, but what do I need |... Read more →

Why Popeye was wrong about spinach, and 9 other health food myths debunked

Thursday 20th August 2015 - Fiona Hunter - Irish Independent

Is agave syrup really better than sugar? Is sushi healthy? Nutritionist Fiona Hunter exposes the most popular myths about our diet... Read more →

Hospital inspections to focus on food qaulity

Friday 24th July 2015 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Public hospitals will undergo unannounced inspections to ensure that patients are being properly fed and hydrated, the Health Info... Read more →

Obese people 'unlikely' to reach normal weight

Monday 20th July 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com

An obese man has only a one in 210 chance of ever achieving a normal weight again, while an obese woman has a one in 124 chance, a... Read more →

Packaging key to kids' food choices

Wednesday 1st July 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Children are more likely to reach for healthy foods if the packaging appeals to them, a new study has found. "The food industry h... Read more →

Chocolate may be good for the heart

Wednesday 17th June 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

People who eat up to 100g of chocolate per day may have a lower risk of developing heart disease or suffering a stroke, a new stud... Read more →

'You cannot outrun a bad diet'

Thursday 23rd April 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

While exercise is essential for good health, it will not counteract the negative impact of a poor diet, experts have claimed. The... Read more →

Schools still providing unhealthy foods

Friday 10th April 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Many secondary schools are continuing to offer their students unhealthy foods that are high in fat, salt and sugar, the Irish Hear... Read more →

Less treats and fizzy drinks for kids

Tuesday 31st March 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Parents in Ireland are giving their children less treat foods, less fizzy drinks and more water at mealtimes compared to a year ag... Read more →

World eating more unhealthy foods

Thursday 19th February 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

The consumption of unhealthy foods, such as sugar-sweetened drinks and processed meats, is outpacing the consumption of healthy fo... Read more →

Irish need to cut down on portions

Monday 16th February 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Irish people need to cut down on the portion sizes of most foods they are eating, a new report has found. According to the report... Read more →

Calories on menus to be made law

Thursday 5th February 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

From next year, all food service outlets, including restaurants and takeaways, will be required to include the calorie details of ... Read more →

Hygiene and cooking key to avoiding food poisoning

Tuesday 2nd December 2014 - DR NINA BYRNES - http://www.independent.ie/lifestyle/health

MY DAUGHTER contracted food poisoning last year and ended up very sick in hospital. Thankfully she is ok now, but what do I need |... Read more →

Junk food common in kids' TV

Friday 4th July 2014 - Deborah Condon - Irishhealth.com

While regulations are now in place to limit the television advertising of unhealthy food and drinks to children, it appears that t... Read more →

Hygiene and cooking key to avoiding food poisoning

Tuesday 3rd June 2014 - Dr. Nina Byrnes - Independent

MY DAUGHTER contracted food poisoning last year and ended up very sick in hospital. Thankfully she is ok now, but what do I need |... Read more →

Some low-fat foods have more calories than full-fat

Friday 30th May 2014 - Eilish O'Regan - Independent

SOME low-fat supermarket products – several of which are on sale here – contain more calories than the food's ordinary... Read more →

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