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Healthy Ireland Supports

Last updated: 8 April 2019
Published: 5 April 2019
From: Healthy Ireland and Department of Health

On this page you'll find a range of practical supports to help you along your health journey.

Healthy eating guidelines

We've created a range of food plans for every age group based on The Food Pyramid. These plans give you a balanced approach showing you exactly how easy it is to eat a balanced and healthy diet.

As well as the meal plans, we've also developed a range of guides based on each layer of the Food Pyramid to show you what the correct portion sizes are and handy tips on how to cook them!

Find your food plans and guides here

Healthy Workplaces

Workplaces directly influence the physical, mental, economic and social wellbeing of workers and in turn, the health of their families, communities and society.

With over 2 million people employed in Ireland, the workplace can make an important contribution to the promotion of health.

Find your Healthy workplaces supports here.

Healthy Ireland at your library

Public libraries are delivering the nationwide Healthy Ireland at Your Library programme that establishes libraries as a valuable source within the community for health information.

The initiative includes a range of topics on health and well being and offers books, online resources and a series of events. The book collection has over 100 titles covering the three Healthy Ireland themes – Eat Well, Think Well, Be Well.

Find out how to access Healthy Ireland supports at your library here.

Breastfeeding

We’re Breastfeeding Friendly aims to improve the health and wellbeing of breastfeeding mothers, babies and their families through the development and promotion of breastfeeding friendly businesses, organisations and communities.

The We're Breastfeeding Friendly programme aims to:

  • support business, community and public service settings to welcome breastfeeding mothers and families
  • support breastfeeding mothers and families to be active in the community
  • support parents during the key life transition of becoming a parent
  • support a strong culture of connectedness - between agencies and within communities (and of course, between mother, family, baby and community)

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