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Dáil to ban junk food companies targeting kids

The Irish Heart Foundation welcome amendment to stop junk food advertisers targeting kids online

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Policy News   |   13th May 2018

Sugary drink tax comes into force May 1st

Calls for a portion of the proceeds to be ringfenced to fund measures to prevent childhood obesity

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Policy News   |   30th Apr 2018

Just one in three young stroke survivors return to work

Survey paints a bleak picture of life for younger stroke survivors in Ireland

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Policy News   |   23rd Apr 2018

Junk food marketers bombarding children

The Irish Heart Foundation is calling for a blanket ban on junk food marketing to under-16s

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Policy News   |   18th Apr 2018

Being poor is bad for your heart

WHO calls for health for all on World Health Day 2018

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Policy News   |   7th Apr 2018

Introduction of sugar tax postponed

The sugar tax which was planned to be introduced on 06 April, will now not be introduced until 01 May.

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Policy News   |   3rd Apr 2018

Children to consume 460 tonnes of sugar this Easter

Irish children will consume at least five million Easter eggs or 460 tonnes of sugar this weekend

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Policy News   |   26th Mar 2018

Children at obesity clinic have risk factors for heart disease

40 per cent of children presenting to the specialist weight management service at Temple Street Children’s Hospital in Dublin already have risk factors for heart disease.

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Heart News   |   22nd Mar 2018