Tag: Obesity

Failure to tackle childhood obesity would be tantamount to failing every child in Ireland

Failure to tackle childhood obesity would be tantamount to failing every child in Ireland

New National Physical Activity Plan aims to get 500,000 more people exercising regularly

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell, has said that Ireland’s first ever National Physical Activity Plan, which will aim to get half a million more people taking regular exercise, will greatly benefit our battle against obesity. “Tackling obesity, and particularly childhood obesity, is of the utmost importance in terms of ensuring our health, and the health of our…

Tackling childhood obesity must be a priority during the new school year

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell, has urged parents and schools to place a greater emphasis on healthy eating and exercise for children ahead of the new school year. “The scale of childhood obesity in Ireland is something which must be urgently addressed. With retailers now stocking school trousers with waist sizes of up to 50 inches, the…