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The Food Pyramid

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 - www.healthyireland.ie

For tips on increasing your activity - www.getirelandactive.ie

Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute

For factsheets on all areas of diet and contact details for qualified dietitians – www.indi.ie


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 - www.safefood.eu

National Dairy Council

For fact sheets on sports performance and diet – www.ndc.ie


For support groups for teens who might have an eating disorder - www.bodywhys.ie