Links

Communication

HSE: Talking to your child about weight

https://www2.hse.ie/wellbeing/talking-to-your-child-about-weight.html

Safefood: START webinar-How parents can start a conversation about reducing the amount of treat foods their children eat https://www.safefood.net/blog/treats-conversation

Safefood: A Guide for Parents- Communicating with your Child about a Healthy Weight https://childhoodobesity.ie/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/safefood-A-Guide-for-parents-comm.pdf


Intervention/Treatment

8 Healthy Habits https://childhoodobesity.ie/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/COE-2-192901-8-Healthy-Habits-infographic-update_PRESS.pdf

EASO: Practical Advice on Maintaining Health during Covid-19, children and adolescents https://childhoodobesity.ie/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/easo-children_PRACTICAL-ADVICE-ON-MAINTAINING-HEALTH-Covid-19.pdf


Sleep

Safefood: Healthy routines start with sleep https://www.safefood.net/start/sleep

Safefood: How to set up a good bedtime routine https://www.safefood.net/bedtime


Nutrition

Department of Health: The Food Pyramid https://childhoodobesity.ie/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/DOH-2016-The-Food-Pyramid.pdf

Department of Health: Serving-Size-Guide https://www.hse.ie/eng/about/who/healthwellbeing/our-priority-programmes/heal/food-pyramid-images/infographic-a4-serving-size-guide.pdf

Department of Health: Meal Plans https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/3cfb6-meal-plans/

HSE: Healthy Eating For Families https://www2.hse.ie/wellbeing/healthy-eating-for-families.html

HSE/Safefood START campaign: Tips on How to Prepare a Healthy Lunchbox https://www2.hse.ie/file-library/health-eating-active-living/healthy-lunchboxes.pdf

Safefood: Tackling treats https://www.safefood.net/start/tackling-treats-(1)

Safefood: 101+ Square Meals. Easy recipes for everyday life https://www.safefood.net/getattachment/8b4e6574-e5c3-410b-8319-8a5a075ef13d/101-Square-Meals-2021-Update.pdf?lang=en-IE


Physical Activity and Fitness

HSE: Teaching Your Children to Be Active https://www2.hse.ie/wellbeing/teaching-your-children-to-be-active.html

Safefood: 20 games to keep your kids active https://www.safefood.net/start/active-play-and-games-ideas

HSE Active Play Every Day An introduction to Active Play Guidelines for 0-3 year old children https://childhoodobesity.ie/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/HSE-2014-‘Active-Play-Every-Day-An-introduction-to-Active-Play-Guidelines-for-0-3-year-old-children..pdf

HSE Active Play Every Day An introduction to Active Play Guidelines for 3-6 year old children https://childhoodobesity.ie/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/HSE-2014-‘Active-Play-Every-Day-An-introduction-to-Active-Play-Guidelines-for-3-6-year-old-children..pdf


Screen Time

Safefood: Reducing screen time https://www.safefood.net/start/reducing-screen-time

Safefood: A parents or guardians guide to screen time Children aged 0-5 years https://www.safefood.net/getattachment/530d75c9-7bdb-4ae8-b0f1-35e4ef492aca/DNCC_ScreenTime_Preschoolers-leaflet.pdf?lang=en-IE

Safefood: A parents or guardians guide to screen time Primary school-aged children https://www.safefood.net/getattachment/55ccdf1a-7a2d-4691-8c1a-edd4dec5ea39/DNCC_ScreenTime_Primary-school-leaflet.pdf?lang=en-IE


Mental Health

Jigsaw: https://jigsaw.ie


Support Services and Additional Links

HSE: Community Cooking Programmes https://www.hse.ie/communitycooking/

Safefood: Community Food Initiatives https://www.safefood.net/community-food-initiatives

ASOI: The Association for the Study of Obesity on the Island of Ireland https://asoi.info/public/

EASO: European Association for the Study of Obesity https://easo.org




For more videos with tips and advice visit Parent Channel TV

Claire McKenna Radio Interview

Niamh Arthurs and Claire McKenna Speaking about World Obesity Day

Safefoods Start Campaign
The START campaign is a five year, public awareness campaign from safefood in partnership with both Departments of Health, Healthy Ireland, the Health Service Executive and the Public Health Agency. The campaign aims to support and encourage parents to start making small daily changes to their children’s diet and lifestyle and in so doing, get them started on their way to a healthier life.

https://www.safefood.net/start  
Get Ireland Active
The site was initially developed to promote the National Physical Activity guidelines. The site has been further developed to become a one-stop shop for physical activity information. The aim of the revised website is to encourage people to become more physically active by creating awareness of the opportunities for physical activity at local, regional and national levels. It also contains lots of information on physical activity: the benefits, how to get started, tips to stay motivated etc.

http://www.getirelandactive.ie/
Change4Life
Loads of ideas and help to make the many small changes that add up to a happier, healthier future for you or your family. Change4Life has tons of helpful information, recipes, tools, tips, and games for the kids.

http://www.nhs.uk/Change4Life/Pages/change-for-life.aspx
Teaching your children to be active

You can help your children or any children you look after to be active. Children whose parents or guardians are active are more than 5 times as likely to stay active. Teaching your children to be active