Nutrition and lifestyle matters for lifelong health 

Pending  What is one simple action that employers could take today that would have huge positive benefits on public health? If I told you that there is something that all employers could do today that could positively transform public health in the future would your...
Food for Thought

Food for Thought

The following is an excerpt from the Irish Independent article “Food for thought: The whys and when of weaning” dated August 1st 2018 You are what you eat, the old saying goes. As more and more research is unveiled about how pre-conception, breastfeeding...
Early life nutrition – A healthy start

Early life nutrition – A healthy start

Early life nutrition refers to nutritional exposures prior to conception and during pregnancy, infancy and early childhood. These exposures have an important influence on quality of life and health into adulthood. Recommendations for nutrient intakes and the need for...
5 fascinating facts from the womb

5 fascinating facts from the womb

The growing baby is a big sleeper. The brain needs a lot of energy to form. They spend the day sleeping, but from the 26th week on, they begin the cycle of sleep and wakefulness. At most, they spend 20 minutes awake every hour. If you are a girl, at around week 20 you...
Which foods? Which trimester?

Which foods? Which trimester?

1st trimester Ideally should be taken before you conceive and until you are 12 weeks pregnant. Folic acid reduces the risks of neural tube defects such as Spina Bifida. You should take a supplement of at least 400mcg daily throughout your pregnancy as it’s...