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 Screen time: smartphones are having an impact on children’s physical exercise Photograph: Chris Radburn / PA Wire

Parents do not know how much screen time is healthy for their children, an Oireachtas committee heard on Wednesday. Lack of guidance is leaving pare(...)

The research was published to promote healthy eating.

Families in Ireland spend significantly more on junk food than on fruit and vegetables a damning new report into family shopping habits has revealed. (...)

Weighted results: A survey of shift workers found that slightly more than half were overweight. In the manufacturing sector, 64% said they were overweight. Photograph: PA

A report into the habits of people who work shifts has found that nearly 80 per cent reported getting insufficient sleep while two-thirds admitted to(...)

. Children’s tummies are small, so if they fill themselves up with a sugary drink, they will not feel like eating meals. Photograph: Thinkstock

According to Safefood there has been a “massive” increase in the number of energy drink products on sale in Ireland which can contain up to 17 teaspo(...)

A patient waits in a stretcher trolley inside the emergency services unit of the Saint-Joseph hospital in Paris, on August 20, 2013.  AFP PHOTO / PIERRE ANDRIEU        (Photo credit should read PIERRE ANDRIEU/AFP/Getty Images)

Hospitals are becoming “overwhelmed” by large numbers of patients presenting with flu symptoms and flood-related injuries, Minister for Health Leo Var(...)

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(...)

No, it’s not just you. While some chocolate bars have shrunk in size, bakeries are churning out bigger and bigger muffins, Danish pastries, doughnuts (...)

Women increase their portion sizes when they eat with men because they don’t want to appear to be mean with food or give the impression that they cons(...)

“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(...)

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(...)

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