Useful Websites

Food in Schools - new guidelines

There have recently been new guidelines produced from the PHA on healthy breaks for pre-school children.

View the new guidelines here >>

Choose to live better - PHA new campaign

This site helps you work out if you are overweight or obese and provides top tips on how you can easily make healthier choices in life.

View the 'Choose to live better' website here >>

Obesity Hub

The Health Well is an all-island (Ireland and Northern Ireland) health information website that promotes health and wellbeing by supporting evidence-informed decision making.

View the Infant and Toddler Forum website here >>

Infant and Toddler Forum

Health and childcare professionals (HCPs) devoting a growing part of their time to disease prevention, health promotion and early intervention.

View the Infant and Toddler Forum website here >>

Food Standards Agency Northern Ireland

The FSA offers advice on food safety issues and diet and nutrition as well as providing a wide range of resources.

View website here >>
View the NHS Live Well site here >>


An all-island food safety promotion board established under the terms of the Good Friday Agreement, Safefood provides resources on nutrition, and food safety issues looking at lunchboxes, superfoods, food labelling and food hygiene.

View website here >>

Action Cancer

Action Cancer offers a health promotion programme to both primary and post-primary schools. In primary schools talks are provided through a puppet show called Wally and Wise that raises issues about physical activity, sun awareness and the dangers of smoking. Leaflets are also available on these topics.

View website here >>

British Heart Foundation Northern Ireland

Provides a range of excellent resources and curriculum links for a healthy lifestyle.

View website here >>

British Nutrition Foundation

The British Nutrition Foundation provides a range of healthy eating resources for schools.

View website here >>

View the British Nutrition Foundation Food - a fact of life website which provides a wealth of free resources about healthy eating, cooking, food and farming for children and young people aged 3 to 16 years.

Dairy Council for Northern Ireland

The Dairy Council provides factsheets, resources and CD Roms for use in the classroom and in conjunction with CCEA organises the Young Cook of the Year Award. It also provides a ‘Food and fitness’ presentation and resources for Key stage 1 and 2.

View website here >>

Cancer Focus Northern Ireland (formerly known as Ulster Cancer Foundation)

View Cancer Focus Northern Ireland website here >>

Food Standards Agency

FSA produces a wide range of publications for the public and the food industry. Many of these are available free of charge from Food Standards Agency Publications.

View the website here >>

National Osteoporosis Society

Provides leaflets on bone health and children

View website here >>

Public Health Agency

Information and leaflets on weaning getting a good start in childhood.

View website here >>

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