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Back to School – Healthy Lunchboxes

Here we are at that time of the year again. Our kids are venturing out into the world again, back at school. This year more than ever, we might feel a bit apprehensive about it. One way we can continue to support and protect them is to provide a healthy lunch every day. It can […]

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Diet and Coronavirus Covid-19

For 7 Day meal plan and schedule ideas for staying at home click here: Covid-19 Stay Home Ideas There is a lot of misinformation flying around about Covid-19, some of it relating to diet and nutrition. I would like to attempt to clear some of the fog and share some information from reliable sources (listed […]

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Small Steps

Making small positive changes in our everyday lives helps us to become the best that we can be. Adopting a healthy diet and lifestyle might seem impossible for you, overwhelming, you feel like you will never be able to do it. But it CAN be done. The easiest way I have found to approach it […]

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No Extra Benefit From Gluten Free Food

Gluten free foods, especially snack foods 🍪🍩🍰🎂 are thought of by some people as being lower in fat or sugar content or ‘healthier’. Safefood found in a recent study that more than 90% of people buying gluten-free products have no medical reason to avoid gluten. They found “a misperception of the health benefits of gluten free products”. […]

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Count Nutrients – Not Just Calories

Counting calories is not a sustainable, or enjoyable way to make food choices. It is far more important to consider the whole food, and what nourishment it provides. Whatever it is you want food to do for you and your body, it is the nutrients that have the power, not the calories. Calories are simply […]

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Healthy Eating for Children

1 in 4 three year old’s in Ireland is overweight. I find this statistic shocking and scary. But with 60% of adults in Ireland overweight it should not be a surprise. Paediatrics Dietician in Temple Street Children’s Hospital, Kizzy Moroney, has said the problem of overweight in children has become a major issue. Ms Moroney […]

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Detox Diets

13.5 million #detox posts on Instagram  😭😭😭 There really is no need in the world for anyone to do a detox diet. Putting “detox” on a product makes people buy it. It’s a marketing scam and it’s a million-euro industry. Our liver, kidneys, skin and lungs are how we “detox”. They get rid of the […]

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🎄Surviving Party Season🥂

Christmas party season is here! It’s a great sociable time of year, but if you are trying to follow a healthy lifestyle it can be challenging! It can be the best time of year to enjoy ourselves and to indulge a little, but nobody wants to start the new year feeling like crap. A few […]

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Healthy Eating: Tip 3 – Healthy Essentials

Having a well-stocked pantry and freezer means you have all the basics for healthy cooking at your fingertips. It will save you time and money and help to improve your family’s health. If you make the healthy option the easy option, you are more likely to choose it! Cupboard Staples Cereals & Grains Meat & […]

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Healthy Eating: Tip 2 – Portion Size

🍏 Portion size is the amount of a food or drink you choose to consume at one meal. 🍉 Portion distortion is the term used to describe the (almost unnoticed) growth in portion size over time. 🍩 For example, take a plain bagel: 💖 A study by The British Heart Foundation (2013) found that the […]

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