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# safefood - Wednesday 29 January, 2020

Gluten-free snacks are 'not as healthy as many people think and most who buy them are not coeliac'

More than one in five people buy gluten-free foods, 92% of whom do not have a gluten-related disorder, according to new research.

# safefood - Sunday 22 December, 2019

'Don’t wash the turkey' and other important tips to prevent making your loved ones ill this Christmas

Safefood said for 25% of people, this will be their first time cooking Christmas dinner.

# safefood - Wednesday 13 November, 2019

One-third of people believe protein bars are healthy - but they're highly processed with a lot of saturated fat

The main ingredient found in 38% of protein bars was chocolate.

# safefood - Monday 7 October, 2019

Energy drinks contain up to 17 spoons of sugar and twice as much caffeine as an espresso

Overall energy drinks manufacturers have reduced the sugar content in their products since the sugar tax was introduced.

# safefood - Monday 21 January, 2019

Want to make your shopping trip healthier? Here's some advice

More than one-third of supermarket products on special offer are high in fat, sugar and salt.

# safefood - Monday 24 December, 2018

On chef duty this year? Here's everything you need to know to cook a perfect turkey (safely) Get Stuffed This post contains videos

On chef duty this year? Here's everything you need to know to cook a perfect turkey (safely)

Chef Adrian Martin has some top tips on how to cook a delicious Christmas roast.

# safefood - Thursday 29 March, 2018

From The Daily Edge Remember when Viper Higgins made a public service video on undercooked burgers? The Viper

Remember when Viper Higgins made a public service video on undercooked burgers?

This needs to be seen to be believed.

# safefood - Thursday 6 July, 2017

Half of Irish people will eat an undercooked burger - but it can cause food poisoning

51% of Irish adults have reported eating undercooked burgers when in restaurants.

# safefood - Monday 24 October, 2016

Irish shift workers struggle with poor diets, a lack of sleep and higher smoking rates

Safefood conducted the research which also found many workers skip meals and don’t get enough sleep.

# safefood - Monday 9 May, 2016

Children at risk of obesity as parents bribe them with sweets and biscuits

Over consumption of these treats “is a serious threat to our children’s future health” – Safefood representative

# safefood - Monday 16 November, 2015

Your Indian takeaway dinner has a LOT more food in it than one person should be eating

And you might want to check how much fat, salt, and calories is in it.

# safefood - Monday 30 March, 2015

Good news... Irish children are getting healthier

New figures from Safefood show people are starting to make necessary changes children’s diet and exercise.

# safefood - Thursday 30 October, 2014

Irish watchdog likely to recommend that energy drinks are not consumed by children

Safefood will make a number of recommendations to the Department of Health on these products by the end of this year.

# safefood - Thursday 4 September, 2014

Busy lifestyles mean that young people might not be learning enough food skills to stay healthy

A new report by safefood has noted clear evidence that food skills, such as cooking and budgeting for meals, has an impact on health.

# safefood - Monday 2 June, 2014

Debunked: Is it better to keep bread in the fridge or a bread bin?

Mould is likely to contaminate the bread at some point, but what is the best way of stopping this from happening?

# safefood - Thursday 22 May, 2014

Reilly: More shops need to stop selling sweets and chocolates at checkouts

The health minister has welcomed an announcement by Tesco to end the practice.

# safefood - Monday 31 March, 2014

Health watchdog wants kids to start playing Kerbs, Tip the Can and Rounders again

Anyone who grew up in an Irish housing estate will know most of the list.

# safefood - Saturday 15 February, 2014

Aaron McKenna: Ban the school tuck shop and watch childhood obesity plummet

The Department of Education has stopped short of taking a concrete step that would reduce the amount of junk food eaten by children in schools: banning junk food vending machines from schools.

# safefood - Thursday 13 February, 2014

Poll: Should supermarkets stop selling sweets at the checkout? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should supermarkets stop selling sweets at the checkout?

A new campaign is calling on Irish supermarkets to make checkouts sweet-free zones. What do you think? Good idea? Bad idea?

Treats at the tills: Supermarkets asked to ban sweets from the checkouts

It could be an end to seeing sweets and chocolate at the tills as Safefood wants an end to unhealthy treats at queuing areas.

# safefood - Monday 2 December, 2013

Small glasses of cordial have up to five cubes of sugar

Safefood has launched a campaign to encourage parents to give their children water instead of juices and cordials.

# safefood - Saturday 18 May, 2013

Here’s how ‘healthy’ foods could make you put on more weight

SafeFood says many people eat larger portions than recommended if a meal is advertised as having low or reduced fat.

# safefood - 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.

# safefood - Tuesday 12 February, 2013

Parents misjudging their children's weight, report shows

An expert from safefood said that assessing children’s body weight should be viewed in the same way as hearing or sight test.

# safefood - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

Obesity costs Ireland over €1.1 billion per year

Costs include healthcare, loss of productivity and work absenteeism.

# safefood - Sunday 18 November, 2012

Want to cut food waste? Check the dates, says safefood

New research by safefood shows that almost a third of consumers believe ‘best before’ and ‘use by’ dates on food labels mean the same thing.

# safefood - Friday 30 March, 2012

# safefood - Monday 27 February, 2012

Thinking about ordering a pizza later? You might want to think again...

New research has found that the average 12-inch pizza can contain more than the total recommended daily calorie intake for one day. Uh-oh.

# safefood - Thursday 2 June, 2011

Safefood defends its "Stop the Spread" campaign

The anti-obesity campaign has been criticised for being too simplistic, but experts say it can work over time. “Stop the Spread” says that waist size can indicate an obesity problem.

# safefood - Tuesday 10 May, 2011

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

Our nightly wrap-up of what’s been going on… including some hints on who to watch in tonight’s Eurovision semi-final.

Free tape measures to identify those "in denial" about their weight

Safefood says a large number of Irish people are in denial about being overweight. It’s hoped that making the public aware of the dangers of a few extra pounds will act as a wake-up call.