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Dietitian tips for eating out the healthy way

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Whether it’s the Monday morning breakfast roll to work or afternoon tea on Sunday with the girls, there has never been more reason or temptation to eat outside of the home. Eating out is here to stay, but how do you experience all of the joy but none of the guilt that eating out has to offer?Here are some tips from the dietitians at Croí Heart & Stroke Charity on eating healthy when out and about.

The perfect back-to-school lunchbox

With kids back to school in a couple of weeks, pharmacist Eamonn Brady from Whelehans in Mullingar gives tips on a healthy lunchbox. High-protein lunches produce greater afternoon alertness and more focused attention, whereas lunches that are high in fat tend to lead to greater fatigue, sleepiness, and distraction. Chicken, tuna, lean beef, and eggs are examples of lunch options that are high in protein and low in fat.

Twenty-one ways to improve your diet

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1. Variety is the key to a good diet. Every type of food contains its own unique make-up and may be high in some vitamins or minerals while devoid of others. Only by eating a wide selection of foods can you help ensure you receive all the fuel your body needs.

Mealtime warfare

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The kitchen table is a battleground for many families. Children often refuse to eat the food their parents have prepared. Worse still, the younger ones delight in messing it up.

Mealtime warfare

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The kitchen table is a battleground for many families. Children often refuse to eat the food their parents have prepared. Worse still, the younger ones delight in messing it up.

Encourage your kids to live healthily

The Community Nutrition and Dietetic Service of HSE West is advising families with school-going children to take a family approach to healthy living in 2009. This New Year it’s time to make changes to our lifestyle, as how parents behave has a huge impact on their child’s development.

Make school lunches more enticing

It will soon be time to think about school lunches again. Nutritionist Nuala Collins has a few tips to help make them more exciting and enticing for picky youngsters.

Back to school: the state of our children’s health

Some things are priceless – but do you pay enough attention to your children’s diet and lifestyle?

 

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