Health & Nutrition

Childhood Obesity in Ireland

Wed, 22 Nov 2017

New study reveals total lifetime cost of childhood overweight and obesity on the island estimated at €7.2billion euros New safefood funded research into the cost of childhood overweight and obesity on the island of Ireland has estimated the total lifetime cost to be €7.2billion euros (€4.6 billion in the Republic Of Ireland; £2.1 billion in Northern Ireland). […]

How To Meal Prep Like A Pro

Thu, 21 Sep 2017

How to meal prep like a pro. Meal prepping is vital for people who are busy and may have little time during the week to prepare healthy or nutritious dinners. Anyone can meal prep and we have put together our top tips for meal prepping.  Top tips on planning for meal prep: Do a food […]

Finn’s World: East, Surf, Sleep, Repeat

Tue, 25 Jul 2017

Finn’s World is a food journey which began when Finn Ní Fhaoláin was diagnosed as a coeliac and became determined to recreate all her favourite dishes – this time without gluten. That difficult road led to a beautiful destination, where Finn has created food that’s not only nutritious, but tastes amazing too! Hailing from the west coast, by […]

A Healthy Twist To Your Favourite Meals

Tue, 13 Jun 2017

Add a healthy twist to your favourite meals! You don’t need to go vegan or raw to enjoy healthy meals. Just by changing a few ingredients and making the right combinations you can give your meals a healthy boost. We caught up with Belen Vazquez to get her top 5 tips for a healthier diet: 1. […]

Tesco Ireland launches first Omega 3 Irish chicken

Tue, 23 May 2017

Tesco Ireland launches first Omega 3 enriched Irish chicken Tesco Ireland working with long-standing supplier Manor Farm have today launched the first Omega 3 enriched Irish chicken in the country. The new range of Omega 3 enriched chicken products are available in Tesco Ireland stores from today. The launch range includes 1.5kg whole chicken, fillets […]

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 […]