Safefood is urging parents are being urged to make practical changes to everyday lifestyle habits such as portion sizes, drinks and screen time to make a big difference to the health and wellbeing of children and combat the island’s high levels of childhood overweight and obesity.
What does research tell us?
It is important that mothers are supported to continue to breastfeed when they go back to work. The WHO, Department of Health and HSE recommend that children are exclusively breastfed for 6 months.
Health Promotion Departments around the country are structured in slightly different ways depending on the needs of the population groups that they serve. You should be able to contact people working in the following areas by ringing the numbers below.
|Cork, Kerry||021 4921641|
|Limerick County||069 61430|
|Clare||065 686 5837|
|North Tipperary||067 42353|
|Mayo||094 904 2101|
|Sligo||071 913 5071|
|Letterkenny||074 916 8013|
|Donegal, Leitrim||072 52000|
|Roscommon||090 663 7549|
|HSE Dublin North East|
|Meath, Louth, Cavan, Monaghan||046 907 6400|
|North County Dublin||01-897 6179/01-897 6109/01-897 6162|
|North Dublin City||01 897 6179/01 897 6109/01 897 6162|
|Dublin North East||01-8823413|
|HSE Dublin Mid Leinster|
|South Dublin City||01 463 2800|
|South County Dublin||01 463 2800|
|Wicklow, Kildare||01 201 4296|
|Longford||1800 242 505|
|Laois, Offaly, Westmeath||057 935 7800|