Food and Nutrition

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Food and Nutrition

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Here in Bord Bia, we're not only passionate about food, we also strive to promote healthy eating to the nation!

We believe that small steps and simple changes can go a long way to improve your diet. Lean red meat is a power pack of nutrients, and makes an important contribution to the diet as it is such a rich source of nutrients. The Food Pyramid from the Department of Health is a great way to see where meat fits into a healthy balanced diet, for more information see -

Check out the nutritional benefits of meat:

  • Nutritious- Meat is a great source of protein but also contains the essential nutrients iron, zinc, selenium, vitamin A, vitamin D and several of the B group vitamins. Many people in Ireland aren’t getting enough of these nutrients.
  • Low in fat - Lean red meat is low in fat, and half is unsaturated fat, making it a good choice for people with diabetes, a high cholesterol, or those watching their weight.

  • Versatile – Lean red meat can be used as a key ingredient in many healthy option meals such as casseroles, stir fries, barbecues, roasts, meatballs, stews and wraps.

We have information for every life stage from pregnancy, weaning, childhood, teenage years and older years, and we also help give you some pointers if you want to watch your weight, reduce your cholesterol, manage your diabetes or blood pressure, or even just give you some ideas for feeding an active busy family!

The information in our nutrition section is guided by recommendations made by the Department of Health (, the HSE (, Safefood ( and the Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute (

Healthy Eating for Today's Lifestyle