Diet & Nutrition

Parents often struggle with providing healthy, nutritional eating options for children. Below you’ll find helpful links to information on topics such as what to put in lunchboxes, advice for fussy eaters, a healthy eating planner and how to manage your family’s weight, blood pressure and cholesterol.


Websites

Bord Bia 

Bord Bia has information on healthy eating, diet and nutrition. You can also download quick guides.

Bord Bia Quick Guides

The ‘Food Dudes’ healthy eating programme is aimed at families, children and young people 

http://www.fooddudes.ie/main.html

 

The Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute 

Downloadable factsheets cover a wide range of topics including ‘Promoting a Positive Body Image to Children’, ‘Autism Spectrum Disorders and Diet’ and ‘Drinks for Children age 5-12 years’. 

https://www.indi.ie/fact-sheets/fact-sheets-on-nutrition-for-babies-children/365-links-to-useful-resources-on-childhood-nutrition-a-guide-for-parents-and-teachers.html   

 

HSE 

Information on diet and nutrition for all ages 

http://www.hse.ie/eng/health/hl/change/eat/    

 

To order a range of hard copy publications on healthy eating go to: 

www.healthpromotion.ie/publications 

 

A downloadable reward chart for childrens’ food goals for a week 

https://www.healthpromotion.ie/hp-files/docs/HPM00835RC.pdf

 

Reports

“Body Weight and Eating Habits in 5-12 year old Irish Children, The National Children’s Food Survey Summary Report”

http://www.safefood.eu/SafeFood/media/SafeFoodLibrary/Documents/Publications/Research%20Reports/Bodyweight-pdf.pdf