Sarah Keogh

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The new children’s food pyramid. Illustration: Paul Scott/The Irish Times

On October 1st, the Department of Health and the Department of Children jointly launched the first healthy-eating guidelines specifically for children(...)

Flowers placed at the cordoned-off scene of a house fire at Lansdowne Valley, Drimnagh, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Two men who died in a house fire in Dublin on Saturday have been named locally as Joseph Muldowney and Derek Mangan, both believed to have been in the(...)

Therapy and Hollywood: The annual Psychoanalytic Film Festival is now in its 10th year.

1) As part of “Healthy Ireland at Your Library” – a programme of books, ebooks, online magazines, online courses and events – dietitian Sarah Keogh wi(...)

Ignore any nice pictures, flags or products on shelves nearby. The front will have marketing speak. The back has the detail

There is a secret to being a successful food shopper. The first step is to recognise that you are a very desirable creature. You arrive in the superma(...)

The natural world in all its glory – but does a product labelled as ‘natural’ automatically equate to healthy?

Anthrax, asbestos, arsenic, mercury, cyanide, formaldehyde: what are the two things they all have in common? Yes, they’re all indeed very dangerous, i(...)

Helen Browne with her six-month-old daughter Éabha. “There is so much conflicting information out there. You are always conscious about what’s an advertising ploy and what’s real.” Photograph: Garrett White

When Sarah Keogh advises distraught parents on what to do with a fussy eater, the dietitian sometimes thinks the whole problem might have been avoided(...)

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(...)

Iron-rich meal: scrambled egg with mushrooms and  grilled tomato.

Almost half of adult women and three-quarters of teenage girls aren’t getting enough iron from their food, according to the most recent dietary guidel(...)

Acne is not just skin deep, though, and it takes a high emotional toll. Loss of self-confidence, changes in self-esteem, depression and anxiety are all common.

If you think spots are the preserve of pimply teenagers, think again. There is nothing more disappointing than waiting until your 20s to finally have (...)

The long-term effects of alcohol on sleep are rather devastating, such that deep sleep almost disappears in alcohol-addicted people. Photograph: iStock

The experts seem to agree: what defines the connection between nutrition and sleep is a lack of sufficiently thorough, long-term research on how one i(...)

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