Monthly Archive

June 2013

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find totaly 88 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.
News for Public

Osteoporosis: A Nutrition Fact Sheet for Health Professionals

Nutrition has long been established as a key factor in building and maintaining bone strength. While calcium and vitamin D are crucial nutrients for bone health, energy, protein and other vitamins and... read more..

Healthy eating, healthy weight and dieting

The Truth About Fad Diets and Dietary Supplements for Weight Loss

The idea of "fast and easy" weight loss sounds good to everyone. If only it were that simple! There are many fad diets and diet supplements that claim rapid and prolonged weight loss. When looking at ... read more..

Healthy eating, healthy weight and dieting

All About Body Mass Index

Are you a healthy weight? With 66% of Irish adults currently overweight or obese, more and more of us are paying attention to our weight.  But how much is too much? What if I weigh too little? Wh... read more..

Healthy eating, healthy weight and dieting

Its not just Food!!! Changing behaviour to change your weight

People often say that losing weight is only half the problem – keeping it off is the real challenge.  Although you can lose weight in lots of different ways, keeping it off means changing s... read more..

Diseases, allergies and medical conditions

Home Enteral Nutrition Resource Pack

Enteral tube feeding in the community can be a challenging task for the patient, their carer and the multi-disciplinary team managing the patient. Furthermore standards of care and practice, as well a... read more..

News for Public

Training for the Marathon?

Food and Fluids for your Marathon. The Dublin City Marathon 2013 is fast approaching and the months of diligent training are finally coming to an end. You will no doubt have been ensuring that your read more..

Healthy eating, healthy weight and dieting

Ketogenic diets: Atkins and beyond

Ketogenic diets first came to the public’s attention with the Atkins diet and since then there have been lots of variations on ketogenic diets for weight loss.  The Dukan diet, along with m... read more..

Diseases, allergies and medical conditions

Facts about Glycaemic Index

Glycaemic Index and a Healthy Weight   What is Glycaemic Index (GI)? Glycaemic Index is a measure of how high your blood sugar gets after eating a food. It was originally designed to help peop... read more..

Sports and exercise nutrition

Food For Sport: INDI booklet for Sportspeople

WHAT SHOULD A SPORTSPERSON EAT?   Both athletes and non athletes need the same nutrients... carbohydrate, protein, fat, vitamins, mineral and water, but they need to consume them in different read more..

Heart Health

Bord Iascaigh Mhara: Fish for Your Heart

Fish for your heart   Did you know that fish helps to prevent heart disease? Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in Ireland, but people who eat fish can cut their risk of heart ... read more..

Children's health

Bord Iascaigh Mhara: Fish from Tots to Teens

Getting started on healthy eating As adults, most of us know about the health benefi ts of eating fi sh. We know that it is a low fat food that’s useful if we’re trying to lose weight and that it is ... read more..

Healthy eating, healthy weight and dieting

Guidelines for keeping a Food Diary

Guidelines for keeping a food diary   Fill in the diary as you eat - try not to wait until the evening or the next day before you fill it in. Write down everything you eat or drink, no... read more..

Healthy eating, healthy weight and dieting

The Facts about Detox Diets

Detox diets vary a huge amount in the different plans they ask you to follow, what to eat, what not to eat and in some cases telling you to take various detox-ing agents. Detox diets usually encourage... read more..

Sports and exercise nutrition

Food for Fitness

WHAT SHOULD A SPORTSPERSON EAT? Both athletes and non-athletes need the same nutrients . . . carbohydrate, protein, fat, vitamins, minerals and water, but they need to consume them in different quant... read more..

Children's health

Overweight and Obesity: Talking to Children About Their Body Weight

   What's an ideal weight for a growing child? Children are growing in height all the time from birth until puberty ends and so their ideal weight depends on their height at the time o read more..

Children's health

How to Access Dietetic Services: A Guide for Parents and Guardians

If you have concerns about your child’s diet and/or weight, ask your GP, practice nurse or public health nurse for more information and guidance. They will be able to check your child’s he... read more..

Children's health

Promoting a Positive Body Image to Children: A Practical Guide for Parents

Children and teens need to feel happy about their body shape and size and to learn that there is more to their bodies than just how they look. • Parents say things like “My thighs are huge... read more..

Children's health

Breastfeeding Information and Resources Guide

The World Health Organisation recommends that infants should be exclusively breastfed for the first six months of life to achieve optimal growth, development and health. The introduction of complement... read more..

Children's health

A Good Practice Guide for Breakfast Clubs

Breakfast clubs were first set up to combat poverty and malnourishment in disadvantaged communities. Since their development, research indicates that breakfast clubs are more than a means of providing... read more..


Down Syndrome and Nutrition

What is Down Syndrome? Down Syndrome is a genetic disorder, the cause of which is not yet known. It is estimated that in Ireland approximately 1 in 546 children are born with Down Syndrome. What Eff... read more..

Teenager’s Health

Drinks for Teenagers

Fluid and Hydration - How Much is Enough? The amount of fluid a child needs depends on a number of things including; child’s age; weight; body fat; physical activity and exercise; illnes... read more..

Teenager’s Health

Fuel your Body for Sports: The Teenage Sportsperson

Find out what your body needs As a teenage athlete, your active lifestyle and growing body means you have special nutritional needs. You nee to start with the bascis of a healthy and varied diet. The... read more..


Cerebral Palsy: Meeting Nutritional Needs

Cerebral palsy (C.P.) describes a group of disorders of the development of movement and posture, causing activity limitation, that are attributed to non-progressive disturbances that occurred in the d... read more..


Diet and Spina Bifida

Dietary Considerations for Children with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus What is Spina Bifida? Spina Bifida (SB) is a form of neural tube defect (or NTD). It occurs when the spine of a child fails to... read more..


Role of the Dietitian in Disabilities

Role of the Dietitian in the Disability Setting What is a Dietitian? A Dietitian/Clinical Nutritionist is uniquely qualified to translate scientific information about food and nutrition into pr... read more..

Food Allergy and Intolerance

Food Allergies and Intolerances

  What is a Food Allergy? Food allergy occurs when the immune system responds to a food that the body incorrectly recognises as harmful. Antibodies are produced as part of this response and a c read more..

Healthy eating, healthy weight and dieting

Do you need to lose some weight?

Am I overweight? To work out if you are overweight, calculate your ‘Body Mass Index’ (BMI). This compares your weight to your height and tells you if you are under weight, normal weig... read more..

Bone and Joint Health

Diet and Arthritis

Arthritis is a painful condition caused by inflammation of the joints and comes in many different forms including rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis (OA). Rheumatoid Arthritis is a chron... read more..


Irish Cancer Society: Reduce your risk of cancer by taking three positive steps

You have the power to reduce your cancer risk by one-third by eating a healthy diet, being physically active and being a healthy weight. This 3-step guide will help you achieve a healthier lifestyle ... read more..

News for Public

Nutrition in Residential Care Settings - A Healthcare Professionals Guide

Please find below the PDF version of the Nutrition in Residential Care Resource (Updated December 2015) Download PDF... read more..

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