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. (...)

Ray McCabe of McCabe’s Deli in Dublin who for Food Month is promoting his smaller-sized items to go with morning tea/coffee.Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times.

One of the main reasons there is increasing obesity in Ireland is eating too much, and the finger can be pointed at bigger portion size as one of the (...)

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(...)

Ireland’s Robbie Henshaw,  Olympian Sonia O’Sullivan, former Irish rugby international Shane Byrne and Cork camogie player Anna Geary  in the Phoenix Park  to show their support for  Breast Cancer Ireland’s Great Pink Run   on Saturday, October 13th, in the Phoenix Park, and on Sunday, October 14th, in Kilkenny Castle Park. To register go to www.greatpinkrun.ie. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall

1) October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and the Irish Cancer Society is keen for women to discuss any breast abnormalities with their doctors ear(...)

Damian Timoney, before (L) and after (R) Weight Watchers

Ireland has one of the highest rates of obesity in Europe, with one in four adults now classed as obese and one in four children already overweig(...)

Jayna McCloskey (9) and Max Barrett (9) at the launch of Safefood’s report, which shows that families with children spent on average €1,037 last year on highly processed food such as crisps, chocolate and sweets.

News that the average Irish family spends 20 per cent of its food budget on so-called treats full of sugar and fat and empty of nutrition is shocking (...)

‘One in four children on the island of Ireland are overweight or obese’. Photograph: iStock

It is estimated that more that 85,000 children will die prematurely due to of childhood obesity and overweight, new research shows. The Safefood Irel(...)

People often ask why we are so stuck in this rut. To paraphrase Bill Clinton, “it’s the environment, stupid”. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

“Start”, the latest healthy-eating campaign launched this week, has the ambitious goal of getting our children out of an unhealthy food rut. Year upo(...)

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(...)

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