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The Department of Health today (24 October 2017) published the “Health Survey (NI): First Results 2016/17” report and accompanying trend tables. ?? The Health Survey (NI) has run annually, on a continuous basis, since 2010/11. The 2016/17 survey included questions relating to general...
The Department of Health keeps dietary recommendations under review as part of its role in promoting evidence based public health. As part of this review, the new Healthy Food for Life – the Healthy Eating Guidelines and Food Pyramid have been developed by the Department working in...
This Obesity Policy and Action Plan is the result of the Government’s desire to assist its people to achieve better health and in particular to reduce the levels of overweight and obesity. It also acknowledges that the solutions are multiple and that every sector has a role in reducing...
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The ten year obesity prevention framework, A Fitter Future for All 2012-2022, was launched in 9th March 2012. It takes a cross-sectoral, cross-departmental approach to preventing and addressing obesity through encouraging and supporting people to eat healthily and participate in physical activity...
The Eatwell Guide is a policy tool used to define government recommendations on eating healthily and achieving a balanced diet.
This poster shows graphically how much of each of the following food groups we should eat for a healthy, balanced diet: fruit and vegetables; bread, rice, potatoes, pasta and other starchy foods; milk and dairy foods; meat, fish, eggs, beans and other non-dairy sources of protein; and foods and...
This booklet shows how parents and carers of primary school children can choose food from the different food groups to make sure their family is getting all the nutrients they need to stay healthy.
�What we eat every day has a big impact on our health - from the amount of energy we have when we get up in the morning to our risk of developing conditions like heart disease and cancer in the future. A healthy diet doesn��'t have to be boring or restrictive ��- we can still eat a wide range of...
What we eat affects our health. With just a few small changes to what we eat every day, we can help to protect against major illnesses, including some cancers. These changes can also give our health an extra boost.

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