The Food Pyramid and Dietary Information Links

Healthy eating is essential for good health. This is achieved by eating a balanced diet. To ensure your body gets all the nutrients it requires you should combine a variety of foods from each of the main food groups.

The Food Pyramid

Department of Health

For detailed information of the Food Pyramid -

For tips on increasing your activity -

Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute

For factsheets on all areas of diet and contact details for qualified dietitians –


For food safety advice and guidance, including advice on nutritional aspects of various foods i.e. lunchbox guide, portion size guide and 101 square meals recipe book -

National Dairy Council

For fact sheets on sports performance and diet –


For support groups for teens who might have an eating disorder -