· Consumption of water by children at mealtimes - up 7% · Daily consumption of fizzy drinks by children - down 5% · More age-appropriate portion sizes being served to children - up 4% · Children getting an hour’s physical activity a day - up 6% New research¹ published by safefood has revealed that parents are making positive and … [Read more...] about safefood research indicates parents making positive changes to children’s diet and physical activity habits
It’s that time of year. The sun is shining, we’re getting out the summer clothes and feeling a little uncomfortable about our bodies after a long winter of comfort eating and sitting by the fire. Fear not, help is at hand to get you in shape and feeling better about yourself. Máire Harney and Annalouise Muldoon from the Department of Health, Sport and Exercise Science at WIT … [Read more...] about Get in Shape this Summer!
Over 100 delegates at the national PE PAYS (Physical Education, Physical Activity and Youth Sport) conference hosted by the Department of Health, Sport and Exercise Science in Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) heard that women are 75% less likely than men to get enough exercise. The gender difference in the percentage of adults meeting the recommended guidelines for … [Read more...] about Women are 75% less likely than men to get enough exercise
Sporting hero’s Tommy O’Donnell and John Hayes, current and former Munster and Ireland rugby players, show their support for Organ Donation in Ireland as they launched Alan’s Sport Extravaganza in Ireland’s premiere sporting campus, University of Limerick. Thousands are expected to arrive at the University of Limerick’s North Campus on Saturday, 2nd August to compete in a … [Read more...] about Irish Sporting Legends Turn Out To Launch Alan’s Sports Extravaganza In Memory Of Alan Feeley One Of Ireland’s Very Own Heros
Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring TD, today issued a final call for voluntary and not-for-profit organisations to apply for five grants totalling €125,000 up for grabs this year from the Coca-Cola Thank You Fund (the Fund) for innovative sport and activity based programmes aimed at getting people moving. The deadline for applications … [Read more...] about The Race is on to apply for €125,000 in Grants Promoting Physical Activity