Health & Nutrition

Baby’s Nutritional Needs

Mon, 24 Apr 2017

SMA® Nutrition released research at its Mums of Today Event recently, which says that 93% of mums are unaware that on average babies are consuming too much protein during their early development. We spoke to dietician Aveen Bannon about the importance of the right nutrition during a child’s early life, and how to make sure that your […]

Discovering Food Through Baby Led Feeding

Tue, 28 Mar 2017

Aileen Cox Blundell has launched her amazing new book Baby Led Feeding. Aileen has created over 150 delicious recipes specifically designed for babies. Her method allows babies to discover nutritious and healthy foods for themselves. Not only will your babies love them the whole family will love them too. All of Aileen’s nutritious recipes are […]

The Cultured Club

Wed, 15 Feb 2017

In her first book, The Cultured Club, fermentation expert Dearbhla Reynolds teaches you how to turn simple ingredients into superfoods by using one of the world’s oldest methods of food preservation. Here, she tells us about what drew her towards fermentation and why everyone should give it a go. An Adventurous Cook “I have always had […]

Food & Cooking Skills Needed

Tue, 14 Feb 2017

New research* carried out by safefood has measured the state of the nation’s food and cooking skills and has found men and young adults had lower levels of confidence and used less food and cooking skills like planning, cooking in batches or using up leftovers. Among those surveyed for the research, keeping basic food cupboard […]

Free Porridge Day

Thu, 26 Jan 2017

In the biggest event ever in RTÉ Operation Transformation history, over 200,000 free packs of Flahavan’s porridge will be distributed nationwide this Saturday!  #OperationOats Over 200,000 free packs, which equates to 3 million healthy servings of porridge, are to be made available nationwide by Irish oat producer, Flahavan’s, in partnership with RTÉ and Operation Transformation’s Free Porridge […]

Eat The Rainbow

Thu, 05 Jan 2017

Growing up, we’re all told to eat our greens, but don’t be colour-blind when it comes to choosing fruit and veg. The colour of vegetables indicates a whole wealth of nutrients and vitamins, here’s our cheats guide: Red Red veggies are coloured by natural plant pigments called lycopene, an antioxident found in tomatoes. Red vegetables […]

Sprinkle Awesome With Linwoods

Wed, 09 Nov 2016

Linwoods have teamed up with Hazel Wallace aka The Food Medic to launch their ‘Sprinkle Awesome’ campaign. The ‘Sprinkle Awesome’ message revolves around lots of Linwoods products, as demonstrated by the brand’s new partner and fitness influencer, Hazel Wallace – an Irish, London-based doctor and popular health blogger. Inspired by her medical background and interest […]

Healthier Bakes

Tue, 08 Nov 2016

If the idea of healthy bakes is unfamiliar territory in your kitchen, then read on, because nutritionist and food stylist Niamh Browne is on hand to show you that making simple changes to your baking pantry can result in healthy and delicious bakes! Vary your flour Plain white cake flour tends to be highly processed […]

Catherine Fulvio Launches MenuCal

Tue, 25 Oct 2016

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) reiterated its call to all 22,000 food service businesses in Ireland to avail of its free online tool, MenuCal to assist in identifying 14 categories of allergens and calculating calories within their dishes. Research from the FSAI found that 95% of consumers would like calorie labelling on menus […]

Back To School Lunches

Tue, 23 Aug 2016

All over the country kids are preparing to go back to school. When it comes to lunches we want to help parents make them as fun, enticing and healthy as possible. Many schools have adopted a healthy eating policy, which means no cakes, sweets, crisps or sugary drinks. This is good news for the country’s tiny brains, […]

Top 10 Everyday Superfoods

Wed, 17 Aug 2016

Easy to eat, find and cook, Everyday Superfoods – by Aisling O’Kelly People hear the word ‘superfood’ and immediately think of slimy green powders, exotic fruit they can’t pronounce and a hole in their pockets! However, there are far more superfoods than matcha tea, sea kelp and acai berries and chances are you have some […]

Natural Cures for the Common Cold

Wed, 13 Jul 2016

Naturopathic Cures for the Common Cold by Aisling O’Kelly We all know that antibiotics don’t do much for the common cold and while sometimes spending a few days on the couch is the best way to recover- life commitments don’t always allow us that luxury! Naturopathy is when we use a combination of different healing […]