Brendan Mullins (7) from Clonsilla and Alannah Kelly (7) from Ashbourne at the launch of the ‘Let’s say no’ campaign. Photograph: Jason Clarke Photography

‘An event or item that is out of the ordinary and gives great pleasure” is how the Oxford dictionary defines a “treat”.That’s certainly not the 140 sm(...)

“Women’s familial role is mostly characterised by their task as the main food provider, and cooking rather occurs as an obligation than as a pleasure.”

Food and cooking skills are still largely the preserve of women, according to a new report by Safefood, the all-island healthy eating and food safety(...)

Golfer Paul McGinley and his father, Michael, who had blocked arteries and underwent a quadruple heart bypass.

Men have been conditioned from a young age to hold their tears and “be a man” whenever they’re in pain or feel scared. So it’s hardly surprising when (...)

A study has found  parents with poor eating habits  unconsciously market unhealthy brands to their children, and suggests the key window of opportunity for educating families and young children on the importance of healthy eating is during the preschool years.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Pre-school children who are exposed to the highest levels of television are twice as likely to recognise unhealthy food and drink brands over healthie(...)

Prof Niall Moyna said being active for 60 minutes a day did not have to involve organised sport or be in one burst of activity. “For children it could be 10 minutes skipping, 15 minutes running or kicking a ball,” he said. “It all adds up.”  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Parents are being urged to encourage their children to go out and play, as part of a campaign to tackle childhood obesity. The(...)

A survey of labels  by  Safefood has found sugar levels in a wide selection of popular drinks aimed at children are often as high as those in fizzy drinks. Photograph: Getty

Parents have been warned that many fruit drinks are not a “healthy alternative” to soft drinks and often contain as much or more sugar. Safefood said (...)

There was a time when children were expected to grow into their clothes – whether they were hand-me-downs or bought in a larger size in order t(...)