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# nutrition

Last month
October 2023
'They just like food and lots of it' - Fuelling Ireland's World Cup squad
Emma Gardner is the IRFU’s head of nutrition.
This year
Extract: How to nourish your body while you go through menopause
Nutritional therapist Rachel Graham shares an extract from her new book, The Menopause Kitchen.
Last year
Opinion: Five a day will keep the doctors away, or will they?
Chartered Psychologist Dr Jolanta Burke looks at the five-a-day advice and wonders if we’re getting enough nutrition.
All time
Nearly half of the global population suffer from poor nutrition, study finds
At current rates, the world will fail to meet eight out of nine nutrition targets set by the World Health Organization for 2025.
Ciara Attwell of My Fussy Eater shares tips and recipes to simplify family food
The busy mum shares some handy ways to speed up the cooking and serving of healthy family meals.
Shane Rigney shares a recipe and asks: 'To veg, or not to veg?'
Shane Rigney of Riggers D8 hopes to consider the environment while also keeping customers and suppliers happy. It’s tricky, but he says balance is key.
Home cooking for the family? Donal Skehan's got you covered
Chef Donal Skehan is enjoying his return to Ireland and he has some recipes to shar from his new website and RTÉ show.
Daily vitamin D and no takeaways - New healthy eating advice for young children
Three mothers told about their struggles with establishing healthy diets for their children.
Back to training after lockdown? A sports nutritionist shares her advice
The fuel we put into our bodies goes a long way in getting the most out of physical activity, says Kate McDaid.
Steamed mussels and 'Beeramisu' - two recipes for you from Urban Brewing in Dublin
Dan Keane, head chef at Urban Brewing, shares his lockdown experience and a couple of tasty recipes.
Enjoy some summer recipes and reflections from Daddy's Café in Dublin 8
Colm Keane opened Daddy’s Café in Rialto only a few months ago. He shares some recipes and his thoughts on an ‘unusual’ first year.
Five weeks in lockdown in hospital is tough - and the food makes it worse
A patient with cystic fibrosis, for whom nutrition is key to health, shares her hospital food experience.
A simple recipe for fruit soda bread and some thoughts on the lockdown, from an expert Co Down baker
Tracey Jeffrey had built a breadmaking business that relied on tourism, but when that stopped overnight, she decided to bake for her neighbours.
'We're told we need a massive chest and washboard abs': The rise of steroids - and the unspoken dangers
Experts explain why using unprescribed drugs to get ‘the perfect body’ can cause serious health problems.
Teenage 'fussy eater' left blind by poor diet
The boy’s diet consisted of French fries, Pringles, white bread, processed ham slices and sausages.
More than 6,600 primary school students to receive hot meals at lunch from next month
36 schools have been chosen to participate in the new pilot project.
'A hidden problem': Up to half of food provided to patients in Irish hospitals is not eaten
The HSE said it is working to implement guidelines in hospitals to address food waste.
'Food and mood go hand-in-hand': Fuelling Ireland's World Cup bid
IRFU performance nutritionist Ruth Wood-Martin is travelling to her third World Cup, and she brings us inside preparations for Japan.
WHO warns commercial baby foods contain too much sugar
In around half of products examined, more than 30% of the calories in them were from total sugars.
Fast-food kids' meals have less energy, fat, and salt than full-service restaurants - study
Meal deal options, although cheaper, can exceed dietary recommendations when compared to a single kid’s main course.
Opinion: Prevention is better than cure so there is no point in taxing vitamins
Those people who mind their health and take supplements save the state money by needing less healthcare writes Ciara Wright.
Opinion: You might need to simplify your child's lunch so they actually eat it
A white bread sandwich in the belly is better than a vegan curry in the bin, writes Mary McCarthy.
From 'feeding the hunger' of the All-Ireland champions to gunning for her own basketball glory
Dublin LGFA and Longford GAA nutritionist Kate McDaid leads an extremely busy life.
Indigestion at Christmas time - that is your stomach crying out for a break
Use of indigestion medication can lead to deficiencies in minerals and vitamins and could start a vicious cycle. Heed the warning signs and try improving your diet instead, writes Ciara Wright.
From the Garden: Leeks don't get the recognition they deserve
Leeks often don’t grab the health headlines the way their allium cousins – garlic and onions do. But they contain most of the same flavonoids and sulfur-containing nutrients, writes Michael Kelly.
Opinion: 'Eating this mineral in pregnancy - and before conception - can boost how your child's brain develops'
The evidence is very clear and yet we are among the countries in the world that is most deficient in this mineral, writes
5 problems that most people face when they start a new fitness programme
David Last talks us through some frequent traits when it comes to mobility, movement and nutrition.
Celebrity-endorsed fad diets 'can do real damage to cancer patients'
The Irish Cancer Society wants to debunk some of the myths that exist around cancer.
In the garden: How to fight back (nicely) against the caterpillars eating your plants
Growing brassicas like kale or cauliflower is basically a war between you and the creatures that want to eat the plants, writes Michael Kelly of
The sports nutrition powering top teams (and how to use it yourself)
Dr Crionna Tobin explains how inter-county sides have evolved, and gives readers advice that they can apply to their own training.
Looking for a healthy snack? These blueberry recovery scones are perfect
Ideal for post-workout recovery.
This sweet potato lasagne is ideal as a post-session recovery meal
Guaranteed to hit the spot.
'When I played for Munster, I brought bolognese on the plane instead of the processed food'
Jonny Holland offers his advice on how to maintain a balanced diet while also enjoying yourself on holiday this summer.
Stuck for time in the morning? This 5 ingredient smoothie will set you right
It can be hard to find the time to squeeze breakfast in, but this will help.
'Rugby wasn't always my first love, but when I knew... I knew'
In the first of his new weekly columns for The42, Jonny Holland talks about his love of sport and fitness.
Kale, pumpkin and spinach - the so-called superfoods you should be eating more of
Step away from the takeaway app.
Follow Fitness: Check out The42's new series tracking three very different fitness journeys
Today The42 launches a new kind of fitness content.
3 simple recipe ideas for on-the-go protein snacks
Personal trainer David Last provides some inspiration on ways to ensure you’re hitting your daily protein targets.
A low-calorie diet with meat could reduce heart attack risk just as much as a vegetarian one
New research into the effetive of nutrition on heart health has been published.
The new sugar tax: Has the government gone far enough?
The new tax should be seen as a welcome first step and perhaps it will ignite an attitude change, writes Ciara Wright.