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Minister Varadkar attends our INDI pre-Annual Conference Dinner


Pictured are (left to right): Ms. Jennifer Feighan, CEO, INDI; Mr Leo Kearns, National Lead for Transformation and Change, HSE; Minister for Health, Mr Leo Varadkar, Ms Richelle Flanagan, Consultant Dietitian and member of Healthy Ireland Council; Ms Fiona Burke, Country Manager, Abbott Nutrition and Ms Margaret O'Neill, Dietetic Advisor to the HSE.

Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar, acknowledged the key contribution of dietitians to Healthy Ireland, the Obesity Action Plan and other key strategic groups within his Department as he addressed 100 members of the Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute (INDI) on the eve of our Annual Conference on Friday evening, October 9th.  

Minister Varadkar also awarded Honorary INDI membership awards to two exceptional dietitians, in recognition of a longterm dedication to the dietetic profession and the huge contribution they have made to the professional body – Ms. Ita Saul, recently retired Head of Paediatric Dietetics, Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Cildren, Crumlin and Ms. Carmel O’Hanlon, Clinical Specialist Dietitian (ICU), Beaumont Hospital.  Both of these dietitians are recognised as leading lights in nutrition and dietetics in Ireland and their honorary awards were widely welcomed by all those who have worked and continue to work with them in their highly specialised fields. 

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Pictured are (left to right): Prof. Mary Flynn, Chief Specialist Public Health Nutrition, FSAI; Ms. Ita Saul, Dietitian Manager (retired) Our Lady's Hospital for sick Children, Crumlin and Minister for Health, Mr Leo Varadkar.


Pictured are (left to right): Ms. Jullie Dowsett, UCD, Ms. Carmel O'Hanlon, Clinical Specialist ICU, Beaumont Hospital and Minister for Health, Mr Leo Varadkar.

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