Mary Flynn

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“A reference diet needs to be linked to the culture and traditions of a country, and take account of where food is grown so you don’t end up with high food miles.” Photograph: iStock

Vegetarian eating one or two days a week is “good for everyone” while red meat is recommended two or three days a week, according to the updated guide(...)

At a  celebration of Richard Lewis’s  life at Victorian Chapel, Mount Jerome Cemetery. From left,  Eileen Pearson, Mariad Whisker and Mary O’Carroll. Photograph: Tom Honan for The Irish Times

Members of Dublin’s fashion world turned out in force on Monday for the funeral in the Victorian Chapel in Mount Jerome of veteran designer Richard Le(...)

File photograph of Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin  in Dublin’s  Pro-Cathedral. File photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Dublin’s Catholic archdiocese will mark Culture Night 2016 on Friday evening with events at the Pro-Cathedral on Marlborough Street. The night will b(...)

Prof Mary Flynn and Shane Jennings at the FSAI open meeting on food and fitness in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Too much focus on body image, and misinformation about sports nutrition and diet, are having an unhealthy effect on young people, a conference in Dubl(...)

There is evidence that exposing infants to a wide range of tastes at an early stage will lead to healthier eating later in life. Photograph: Thinkstock

‘Is this one of the worst wrong turns in the history of parenting advice?” was the rather dramatic introductory sentence in a New Scientist article la(...)

About 3% of people in Ireland suffer from some kind of food allergy, according to the FSAI.  Photograph: Getty Images

A new online tool will help some 22,000 food businesses in Ireland to identify and manage allergens on their menus. The website and mobile app develo(...)

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The Food Safety Authority of Ireland said it will examine the new World Health Organization (WHO) report that found processed meats cause cancer an(...)

The Food Safety Authority’s advice  is for 300g of red meat a week: a 100g portion three days a week. Picture: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Red and processed meats should not be treated as an everyday food, according to the Food Safety Authority of Ireland. Dr Mary Flynn, chief specialis(...)

Dr Mary Flynn, the Food Safety Authority’s chief specialist in public health nutrition, says it’s not completely our own fault if we overeat. She says we are surrounded by treats and unhealthy foods, everywhere we look. Photograph: Thinkstock

We all talk about being addicted to foods such as chocolate or crisps but does food addiction actually exist?No, according to some scientists and nutr(...)

 Minister for Health Leo Varadkar  told  the conference, organised by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland’s consultative council, that  studies showed that two out of three adults and one in four primary school children in Ireland were overweight or obese.    Photograph: Fiona Hanson/PA

People are besieged by “treat foods” which are formulated to be far more appealing than healthier alternatives, Dr Mary Flynn, public health specia(...)

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