Fast-food, everyday life and health: A qualitative study of chicken takeaways in East London

In a qualitative study carried out in East London the role of chicken takeaways in that community was explored with local residents. 

31/05/2018   by Marian O’Reilly  

Factors associated with successful nutrition education interventions in children

Despite convincing evidence that nutrition education has the potential to influence children’s dietary choices, improve health, and enhance academic performance, the specific characteristics of effective nutrition education programs for children are not clearly defined.

31/05/2018   by Marian O’Reilly  

Five healthy habits may increase life expectancy by ten years or more

Research from the United States has reported that following five healthy habits may add more than ten years to your life.

16/05/2018   by Anne Parle  

Obesity screening in schools - beneficial or harmful?

Last week at the Oireachtas Committee on Children and Youth Affairs a call was made for weight screening to take place annually in schools. The reason for this is because research shows parents of overweight children underestimate their children’s weight.

10/05/2018   by Tracey Thompson  

Sugar sweetened drinks tax comes into effect in the Republic of Ireland

Today, 01 May 2018, the sugar sweetened drinks tax came into effect in the Republic of Ireland. The tax is one of a number of measures being implemented under ‘‘A Healthy Weight for Ireland – Obesity Policy and Action Plan 2016-2025’’ to reduce levels of obesity.

01/05/2018   by Anne Parle  

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