"Eat Smart, Move More!"
ISCP & INDI Eat Smart, Move More! Information Booklet
New research shows that 1 in 4
seven-year-old children in Ireland are either overweight or obese. To
support parents and health professionals, members of the Irish Society
of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP) and the Irish Nutrition and
Dietetic Institute (INDI) launched a comprehensive information booklet
entitled Eat Smart, Move More! in April 2009.
Eat Smart, Move More! guides
parents through tips to make simple practical changes to a child’s
diet and activity levels through a sensitive family-based
approach. The booklet outlines tips for exercise and a balanced, healthy diet for all children in order to promote good health both now and in later life.
The theme of Eat Smart, Move More!
is based around childhood nutrition and physical activity, where an
education booklet for parents and children was produced to guide parents
in making changes to their children's diet and physical activity levels. It will answer questions that parents often ask themselves and give lots of tips to make your child healthier now and for the future.
This comprehensive information booklet will guide parents in making changes to their children's diet and physical activity levels. It will answer questions that parents often ask themselves and give lots of tips to make your child healthier now and for the future.
The ISCP and the INDI are delighted to announce that SuperValu have come on board to assist with the Eat Smart, Move More! Campaign.
The aim of this project was to provide a first-step resource
for parents who may be worried that their child is overweight and at
risk of obesity. Recent research tells us that 1 in 4 children in
Ireland are either overweight or obese. This is a unique
opportunity for both professions to come together to highlight their
role in this topical area of health promotion.
The "Eat Smart, Move More!"information booklet was made available at participating SuperValu stores throughout Ireland
in April 2009 where there was a Chartered Physiotherapist and
Dietitian in attendance to answer any queries or concerns parents had
regarding how they can develop good eating and exercise habits.
As part of the Eat Smart, Move More! campaign a radio advertisement was run (see times it will be aired) on Today FM, commencing on Monday 20th April 2009.
Watch the Ireland AM interview on TV3 (Part 1). (Part 2) (Part 3) (Part 4) (Part 5.)
Download the factsheet from the TV3 website.
Download press release dated Saturday 25th April 2009 in PDF format (67kb)