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Healthy Ireland Fund

Local Community Development Committees may provide financial support to community and voluntary groups to raise awareness of and improve health issues such as obesity, smoking, alcohol and drug misuse, increase public participation in physical activity and address health inequality.

Related Information

101 Square Meals

Safefood is a great resource for easy recipes. Their book 101 Square Meals is available to access online.

There should be something there to suit everyone.

Healthy Eating Guidelines

Your body needs lots of different nutrients to stay healthy. That means eating a variety of foods from each of the main food groups.

The Food Pyramid is designed to make healthy eating easier. It shows the different food groups and how much of each we need to have a healthy diet. Eating the right amount from each food group is called eating a "balanced" diet.

Meal Planning

Meal planning can be tricky at these times and so Safefood have compiled a three week meal planner on their website

Social Prescribing

Social prescribing is a means of enabling GPs and healthcare professionals to refer patients to a social prescribing link worker- to provide them with a face to face conversation during which they can learn about the possibilities and design their own personalised solutions, i.e. ‘co-produce’ their ‘social prescription’-so that people with social, emotional or practical needs are empowered to find solutions which will improve their health and well-being, often using services provided by the voluntary and community sector.

The Food Pyramid

The Food Pyramid is a visual representation of how different foods and drinks contribute towards a healthy balanced diet. The Food Pyramid allows individuals the flexibility to choose foods and drinks from each shelf depending on their food preferences. It organises foods and drinks into 5 main shelves, starting from the most important shelf on the bottom.