Search Results for 'childhood obesity'

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Majority of Mayo GPs sign-up for free under six care

Some 78 per cent of Mayo GPs, 66 in total, have so far signed-up to provide free GP services to children under six.

New research shows parents are tackling childhood obesity

The alarming increase in childhood obesity has been well documented in recent years.

Will calorie counts on restaurant menus help tackle obesity?

Health Minister James Reilly last week performed the official launch of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland’s new on-line calorie calculator to help businesses in the food undustry to calculate the calorie contents of their menus.

University to host conference on obesity

The Health Economics and Policy Analysis research group at NUI Galway will host a one day conference on obesity Friday, 17 January. Obesity is complex, interdisciplinary problem that involves genetics, physiology, the environment, psychology, and economics.

Incredible Edibles initiative

The Growing up in Ireland study shows healthy eating and Incredible Edibles initiative more important now than ever, says Agri Aware.

New traffic light guide for healthy shopping

A guide to healthy shopping will help people understand food labels and make better food choices, according to the local heart and stroke charity Croi.

Croi’s stroke centre to tackle the myths of sex after heart disease

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Concerns over the ability to have a healthy sex life after tackling heart disease will be one of the topics to be discussed next week when local heart and stroke charity Croí will host a series of free public talks, seminars, workshops and ‘walk-in risk factor screening and assessments.

Free iPad up for grabs during Mayo Healthy Living Month

Transition year and fifth year students in Mayo are in with a chance to win some top prizes in a school essay competition launched by the local heart and stroke charity Croí and Mayo PCCC, HSE West, as part of ‘Mayo Healthy Living Month’.

Make healthy lifestyle choices

The Community Nutrition and Dietetic Service of HSE West is advising parents to encourage their children to make healthy lifestyle choices every day.

Prevention needed for childhood obesity

There are plenty of statistics available that prove child obesity in Ireland has reached epidemic levels. Current figures show that 300,000 children are overweight or obese in Ireland with the number set to grow by 10,000 every year. The Growing up in Ireland 2009 study found one in four nine-year-olds are overweight or obese. Obesity is preventable; the focus now needs to be on prevention and early intervention.

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