The three most popular varieties of wrap were chicken and salad, chicken tikka and salad and chicken caesar salad. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Some lunch wraps contain almost three-quarters of an average person’s daily salt allowance and have as many as 1,000 calories, according to a new repo(...)

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 in(...)

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(...)