Healthy Food for Life - The healthy eating guidelines and food pyramid

Date: 
2016-12-01
Description: 
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 partnership with other experts in nutrition in Ireland. Healthy Food for Life is a toolkit which includes a new Food Pyramid and guidance materials to help people makes choices to maintain a healthy, balanced diet. The resources reflect best national and international evidence and advice. The guidance applies for everyone from 5 years of age upwards. Key messages The three key messages are: Limit high fat, sugar and salt foods from the top shelf of the Pyramid to no more than once or twice a week Eat more fruit and vegetables, at least 5 to 7 servings a day Use the Pyramid as a guide for serving sizes and remember that portion size matters
Resource type: 
Identifier: 
10.14655/11971-1050902
Type: 
text
Rights: 
Government of Ireland
Language: 
Language=en