Let’s drink to a less sugary future

After much debate over the last few years the tax on sugary drinks available in our shops has been introduced both in Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland. It’s a measure that we welcome at safefood. From now on any sugar sweetened drink with 5g added sugar per 100ml is subject to tax.

03/05/2018   by Marian O’Reilly  

Treat wise

As a 16 year old I find that it’s not my parents who give me treat foods anymore, I buy them for myself. However, we are only responsible for ourselves and this can empower us to make the healthier choice and reduce our fat, sugar and salt intake.

02/05/2018   by Keavy Duggan  

She’s a great eater isn’t she?

I’ve grown up hearing this expression and I’d hazard a guess that most people brought up on the island of Ireland have too -  She’s a great eater isn’t she – the child in question is usually praised for their great appetite and then usually given "a wee bit more" of the food they’ve already finished.

01/09/2016   by Fiona Gilligan  

Child-size portions: some of your questions answered

With one in four children now either overweight or obese, childhood is a great time to build healthy habits around food, including portion size.

25/08/2016   by Joana Caldeira Fernandes da Silva  

Child-size portions campaign

This week our childhood obesity campaign is back on air and the focus is on reducing portion sizes. Joana Caldeira Fernandes da Silva, our Chief Specialist in Nutrition, explains why...

16/08/2016   by Joana Caldeira Fernandes da Silva