Articles of interest
A recent TY class assignment on planning meals for active teenagers brought me to this source of information on sport and nutrition. Teenagers can be misled from a variety of sources with regard to what is important from a nutrition perpective. Both the Irish Nutrition & Dietetic Institute and the Association of British Dieticians provide a handy pamphlet on the topic. Click below for more information.
Concern has been raised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) over the correlation in consumption patterns of processed meats (sausages, bacon, salami, etc) and increased incidences of colorectal (bowel) cancer.
Startling headlines in the media should be investigated carefully before assessing best practice for you and your family.
Local butchers have advised moderation when including processed meats or red meat (like all foods/ drinks that we consume) in our daily diets. HSE have referred the WHO statement to FSAI (Food Safety Authority of Ireland) for further advice. Join the discussion and become informed before making decisions.
Irish Times reports on tentative improvements towards a healthy lifestyle in Ireland, but smoking, alcohol consumption and opting for snack foods still needs to be tackled.