Wednesday April 1, 2020

Ireland's big problem

While everyone agrees that we have swiftly become an overweight and obese nation, there is less consensus over about how to tackle the problem.

31st January, 2009

Ask an average Irish teenager to describe their daily food intake, and the chances are that their answer will be something like this: Breakfast: cereal bar, glass of milk Lunch: ham sandwich, packet of crisps, apple Snack: fizzy drink (often from school vending machine) Dinner: frozen waffles, fish fingers, peas Snack: biscuits/chips

This isn’t guesswork - a survey of 450 teenagers carried out in 2005 and 2006 by researchers in UCD and UCC found...

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