Safefood

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Pamper your other half  by treating them to a spa treatment. Photograph: iStock

It’s that time of year again when excess and overindulgence is the name of the game – from mouth-watering feasts to expensive bottles of fizz and as m(...)

“Men tend to think that bigger portions are the norm. Some think big portions are ‘manly’ but this can cause weight-gain.” Photograph: iStock

Bigger has always been seen to be better, but in many cases less is more – for instance, less food on your plate could mean more miles on the clock. (...)

Health officials say all women who could become pregnant should make taking folic acid a daily habit, irrespective of whether they are planning a pregnancy or not. Photograph: iStock

Expectant mothers have long been advised to avoid particular foods for the duration of their pregnancy. And it is also widely known that taking certai(...)

In order to stay healthy for longer and in turn add more years to our lives, it is important to ensure that we look after our health long into our golden years. Photograph: Getty

We have all heard that 60 is the new 40 and if official figures are to be believed, this certainly seems to be coming true. In the 2006 Cen(...)

Getting your child to eat vegetables can be challenging – but not impossible if you adopt the right approach. Photograph:  Getty Images

Tears and tantrums at mealtimes are a regular occurrence in many households – but this is often just the parents as they try every tactic to coerce th(...)

Reaching out: “We would encourage an increase in the consumption of fruit and vegetables,” says the HSE’s Dr Stephanie O’Keeffe. Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland has a thriving artisan food industry, and our home-grown produce, which is exported all over the world, is second to none. Ireland has create(...)

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(...)

Safefood suggests lunch boxes contain two portions from the cereals and bread group, one portion from the meat or ‘meat alternative group’, one portion of dairy and at least one portion of fruit or vegetable. Photograph:Getty Images

As busy parents know, the need to plan a healthy, nutritious and inspiring lunch box each day can take some planning. Add to that the question of alle(...)

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(...)