safefood in partnership with the Department of Health and Public Health Agency in Northern Ireland (NI); and Healthy Ireland, Health Service Executive and Department of Health in the Republic of Ireland (ROI) launched a new 5-year public awareness campaign aimed at maintaining a healthy weight in children across the island of Ireland.
The Get Ireland Walking Strategy and Action Plan 2017-2020 was launched this week. The walking strategy is an initiative of Sport Ireland with funding from Healthy Ireland and aligned with Get Ireland Active – the National Physical Activity Plan. The strategy aims to get more people walking for recreation, transport and health.
The first edition of the Healthy Ireland Network newsletter has been published. The newsletter features an introduction from Catherine Byrne TD, Minister of State for Health Promotion and the National Drugs Strategy. The newsletter includes features on the GAA Healthy Clubs Initiative as well as an update on recently published policies including the new Cancer Strategy and the National Drugs Strategy. IPH is a member of the Healthy Ireland Network.