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# nutrition - Monday 6 January, 2014

From The Daily Edge Man eats only McDonalds for 3 months, ends up healthier than he started Minimise Me

# nutrition - Thursday 7 November, 2013

Nutrition a "desperately neglected" aspect of mother and baby health

Undernutrition contributes to 45 per cent of child deaths in developing countries every year.

# nutrition - Thursday 10 October, 2013

31 per cent of teens eat "a lot" of junk food

A new survey has shone a light on teenagers attitudes to health and nutrition.

# nutrition - Monday 23 September, 2013

Government announces aid funding for women and children

The foreign aid minister says the money will protect the youngest and neediest in Irish society.

# nutrition - Friday 20 September, 2013

Minister: The number of obese three-year-olds in Ireland is frightening

Frances Fitzgerald said she was concerned about figures in a report published today which found “examples of three-year-olds eating hamburgers and crisps”.

# nutrition - Tuesday 10 September, 2013

Shop-bought baby foods 'don't meet infants' weaning needs'

A study shows that some of the foods are promoted for infants from four months – an age they should still be on a breast milk-based diet.

# nutrition - Saturday 17 August, 2013

College students can pre-order week's dinners online for €10*

*The only catch is they have to cook it themselves.

# nutrition - Monday 5 August, 2013

Adding iodine to salt is making Americans smarter IQ

Adding iodine to salt is making Americans smarter

Iodine deficiency is known to impair the brain’s development. Ever since the introduction of iodised salt in 1924, IQs have risen by about 3 points every decade.

# nutrition - Sunday 4 August, 2013

Debunked: Do you really eat a dozen spiders in your sleep every year?

Maybe there are some arachnids clumsy enough to fall in.

# nutrition - Sunday 21 July, 2013

Are TV dinners healthier than home-cooked meals?

You may be surprised – and it might be worth revisiting your home cooking…

# nutrition - Friday 19 July, 2013

Imported frozen berries linked to Hepatitis A outbreak

The Food Safety Authority issues warning as Ireland and Italy both hit by same strain of virus.

# nutrition - Saturday 13 July, 2013

7 foods that are good for you (despite their bad reputation)

A nutrition consultant weighs in on fried foods, soy, wheat and eggs.

# nutrition - Thursday 6 June, 2013

From The Daily Edge The 14 most annoying things about being vegetarian Tofu Rage

The 14 most annoying things about being vegetarian

Go on, ask me if I wear leather shoes ONE MORE TIME.

# nutrition - Saturday 25 May, 2013

McDonald's creates its highest calorie menu item ever

It’s called the Mega Potato and it’s only available in Japan. Soz.

# nutrition - Monday 6 May, 2013

Irish households 'waste €700 a year' throwing out rotten food

SafeFood says the average home could save quite a bit of money by adopting a “eat it or freeze it” model.

# nutrition - Monday 15 April, 2013

Ireland to give €21 million to World Food Programme

The deal was signed during the opening day of a major international conference focussing on climate change, hunger and poor nutrition.

# nutrition - Friday 12 April, 2013

Important future of food events happening in Ireland

The agrifood industry is vital to our economy – and we’re hosting the likes of Al Gore here this month to examine hunger, climate justice and where the world goes from here.

# nutrition - Friday 8 March, 2013

Indian malnutrition fund used to fix buses

‘Child Nutrition Surcharge’ was set up in Maharashtra state 16 years ago where thousands of children die from malnutrition every year.

# nutrition - Tuesday 5 March, 2013

HSE insists patients' food meets 'nutritional needs and requirements'

The HSE responds to newspaper reports that chips, frozen pizzas and doughnuts are being offered to hospital patients.

# nutrition - Sunday 3 March, 2013

What overeating does to your body

You know it’s not good… but do you know the specifics?

# nutrition - Saturday 23 February, 2013

Cereal companies hoping you'll 'drink' your breakfast Slurp This post contains a poll

Cereal companies hoping you'll 'drink' your breakfast

Kellogg is one of the companies getting ready to roll out the quick-fix breakfast shakes, claiming they are as nutritious as a bowl of cereal and milk. Could you see yourself imbibing them regularly?

# nutrition - Wednesday 16 January, 2013

Image of "unacceptable" meal prompts review of menu at the Coombe

The hospital said the meal was “unacceptable” and it will look to improve choices it offers in the future.

# nutrition - Monday 14 January, 2013

Why half of the world's food goes to waste

Mechanical Engineers Institute explains wastage occurs both at farmer-producer end of food chain and consumer level.

# nutrition - Friday 28 December, 2012

Column: What are the real dangers in our eating habits?

There’s a key problem with most of our diets – and we probably don’t even realise it, writes Sarah Keogh.

# nutrition - Sunday 9 December, 2012

9 dieting gimmicks you should stop wasting money on

No, really, put down those toning shoes.

# nutrition - Tuesday 16 October, 2012

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things you need to know this morning.

# nutrition - Monday 15 October, 2012

Foreign Affairs committee members visit Sierra Leone

During their visit, they will review Ireland’s development programme and Irish Aid’s work in the country.

# nutrition - Friday 12 October, 2012

New rules on advertising of 'unhealthy' food and drink to children

Foods high in fat, salt, or sugar will fall under the new regulations – but cheese products won’t.

# nutrition - Monday 1 October, 2012

From The Daily Edge The burning question*: Electric toothbrush or not? Dilemma This post contains a poll

The burning question*: Electric toothbrush or not?

It’s Monday, so let distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)

# nutrition - Tuesday 4 September, 2012

Coeliac Society "seeking clarification" on product allowance cuts

The society says it was not contacted directly by the HSE about the changes, which would affect coeliacs under certain State schemes.

# nutrition - Friday 10 August, 2012

Mother sues after breastfeeding footage used in porn film

Maryann Sahoury is suing a production company after breastfeeding instructional video was used by a third party to make porn.

# nutrition - Monday 16 July, 2012

Ordering a burger meal with all the trimmings? Read this first...

SafeFood has revealed that a burger meal can contain up to 100 per cent of an adult’s daily amounts for calories, fat and salt.

# nutrition - Saturday 7 July, 2012

Save money on your grocery bill: YOUR tips Home Economics This post contains images

Save money on your grocery bill: YOUR tips

Delicious and inexpensive recipes, clever ways with the shopping list… and some creative uses for household items.

# nutrition - Saturday 30 June, 2012

Open thread: Feeding a family on less than €10 a day

As new Irish book gives handy tips and recipes to help families cut their food bill, we want to hear about YOUR cost-efficient cooking…

# nutrition - Sunday 17 June, 2012

From The Daily Edge 12 McDonald's menu items that failed to take off Not Lovin' It This post contains images

12 McDonald's menu items that failed to take off

McLobster anyone? Thought not.

# nutrition - Friday 15 June, 2012

Ban on 9-year-old food critic lifted

Ban was criticised as being “daft” after a surge in support from celebrity backers including Jamie Oliver.

# nutrition - Friday 20 April, 2012

From The Daily Edge VIDEO: The Most Labour-Intensive Flatpack Dinner of the Day Work Can Wait This post contains videos

# nutrition - Monday 16 April, 2012

Column: Let's not cow-tow to 'sacred' cheese industry

Far from worrying that a ban on advertising cheese to children will hurt their calcium intake, says food writer Frank Armstrong, concerned gastronomes are missing the point…

# nutrition - Wednesday 4 April, 2012

Poll: Should advertising cheddar cheese to children be restricted? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should advertising cheddar cheese to children be restricted?

The National Dairy Council has again come out with an appeal for cheddar cheese not to be placed in the ‘less healthy’ food/drink list in the Children’s Commercial Code. What do you think?

# nutrition - Saturday 3 March, 2012

Column: Reforming our relationship with food can start in schools

Bodily wellbeing is a neglected subject in schools, writes UCD lecturer Frank Armstrong, even when it is a prime training ground for encouraging healthy lifelong habits.