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.
Update: October, 2017 on the state of health of Irish citizens (based on surveys carried out). Are the results indicating that approaches to improve health are not working over the last 3 years or is it that those that participate in the survey are not reflective of the wave of change in some age groups towards a healthier path of living? Click on the image below to read the executive summary.