Healthy Town

Wexford town has been selected as the 2018 Pfizer Healthy Town. There’s a busy schedule of events planned for the autumn, aimed at helping lo(...)

Speaking at the launch of voluntary codes for the advertising of certain food products, Minister of State for Health Promotion Catherine Byrne said the food industry needed to ‘cop-on’. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

New voluntary codes of practice restricting the advertising and marketing of food and non-alcoholic drinks have been announced. They apply to “non-b(...)

The evidence base for the cholesterol hypothesis is coming under increasing challenge in peer-reviewed literature

Cardiologist Prof Vincent Maher recently cycled the length and breadth of Ireland to raise funds for the country’s first Advanced Lipid Management and(...)

Cut out sugary drinks: this is one easy way to avoid taking in too much sugar and other useless “ingredients”

Only the most abstemious subject themselves to a life without treats. For the rest of us, giving in to indulgence is part of the fun. You can even mak(...)

Heading to the supermarket without a shopping list leads to food waste, so be sure to always plan your shops in advance. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

We’ve all heard that you’re not supposed to go grocery shopping while you’re hungry because we’re all too weak to resist unhealthy treats on (...)

Healthy eating is about getting as wide a variety of foods as possible to get a good mix of nutrients but, says the dietitions, it is really important to enjoy food
13 things dietitians wish you knew

The nutritionists Orla Walsh, dietitian with the Dublin Nutrition Centre; Janis Morrissey, dietitian with the Irish Heart Foundation; Aoife(...)

Keep mealtimes as relaxed as possible and always eat at the table, away from TV and screens – that goes for parents too. Photograph: iStock

When it comes to matters of the heart, most well-meaning health campaigns tend to target people in middle age and beyond, because they’re the ones mo(...)

Goal setting to kick habits such as overindulging in wine should be SMART: S = Specific, M= Measurable; A = Attainable; R = Relevant and T = Time-bound

It was a fitting finale to eight weeks of interesting public talks. Nenagh GP Dr Pat Harrold’s talk on breaking bad habits went down well, to cap off (...)

A bottle of wine contains the same amount of calories as a portion of burger and chips. Photograph: Thinkstock

It’s amazing what a focus on healthy eating can do to attract crowds! The highlight of Week 2 in the Healthy Town programme in Athlone was the cookery(...)

Few of us enjoy supermarket shopping but it’s something that has to be done. I love the notion of shopping the way the French do, seasonally, in marke(...)

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