The economic cost of obesity

Findings from new safefood funded research into the cost of overweight and obesity on the island of Ireland has estimated the annual cost to be €1.64 billion (€1.13 billion Republic of Ireland; €510 million Northern Ireland).

28/11/2012   by Emily Kelleher  

Health Survey Northern Ireland 2011/12

The Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS) have presented the first results from the 2011/12 Health Survey NI with a sample size of 4,390 individuals.

23/11/2012   by Emily Kelleher  

Food Poverty on the increase?

Rising food prices and shrinking incomes are driving up consumption of fatty foods, reducing the amount of fruit and vegetables we buy, particularly for people on the lowest incomes.

21/11/2012   by Emily Kelleher  

Infant Feeding

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) have published two reports highlighting key recommendations to improve the nation’s baby feeding patterns and nutrition.

20/11/2012   by Emily Kelleher  

Physical activity, superfoods and coeliac disease... more on EUFIC Online

The European Food Information Council (EUFIC) has published a new edition of EUFIC Online, the newsletter that provides you with insights into food safety & quality and health & nutrition for a balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.

13/11/2012   by Emily Kelleher  

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