Younger age groups are gulping down their protein shakes – even though sporting governing bodies, such as the GAA and the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU), do not recommend them for players under 18 years of age.  Photograph: Thinkstock

I used to see these oversized, slightly sinister-looking plastic tubs with mysterious labels piled high in shops that I passed by but never went into.(...)

The Safefood campaign aims to raise awareness about   limiting portions and treats, increasing activity, getting sufficient sleep, monitoring screen time and consuming less sugary drinks. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Parents are becoming more conscious of childhood obesity with research highlighting several stark realities including the increased likelihood of smal(...)

Beef: raw meat

A link between red meat and heart disease has been highlighted by US researchers who have identified the culprit as a little-s(...)