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This week at the Annual Healthy Ireland Network, the Minister for Health Promotion, Ms Catherine Byrne TD, launched the new Healthy Meeting Guidelines. These guidelines are such as useful and timely resource since meetings are a regular part of many people’s working lives and often involve sitting for a long time with few opportunities to be active. The guidelines offer practical suggestions for healthy food options and for including opportunities for physical activity. In addition, Ashling Jennings who is a member of the AHPI and IUHPE Registered Health Promotion Practitioner was involved in the development of the guidelines. Ashling’s research, as part of her MA in Health Promotion in NUI Galway, contributed to the development of these Healthy Meeting Guidelines.

Health Meetings Guidelines

 

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AHPI welcomes the introduction of the levy on sugar sweetened drinks.

AHPI welcomes the introduction of the tax on sugar sweetened drinks, which comes into force in Ireland today. AHPI has lobbied for this tax, which is one of a range of measures and interventions which will be required to reduce obesity in Ireland. Sugar sweetened drinks are readily available and high in calories. They are strongly associated with weight gain and are heavily marketed, especially to children. The introduction of this tax is already having a positive effect as some manufacturers have started to reformulate their drinks by reducing the amount of added sugar levels in them.

  1. AHPI is the professional body for Health Promotion practitioners. Our website is www.ahpi.ie.
  2. For further information, contact Dr Patricia Heavey. Tel 087 6920885 Email: pheavey@ait.ie

Celebrating 20 years of HBSC data in Ireland, the Health Promotion Research Centre, NUI Galway is now collecting data for the 6th HBSC survey in Ireland! Find out more at www.nuigalway.ie/hbsc"

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NUI Galway are presently disseminating information concerning the programmes in the Discipline of Health Promotion for 2018/2019 academic year – “Postgraduate Certificate in Health Promotion Approaches to Cardiovascular Health and Diabetes Prevention”, “Postgraduate Certificate in Health Promotions: Workplace Wellness” and “MA/Postgraduate Diploma in Health Promotion”
NUIG are also hosting an opening evening on Friday 13th April at 6pm in room 120 Aras Moyola, NUI Galway. Prospective students can meet with and talk to the lecturers on the courses.infoeveninghp1hp2workplace1workplace2

The Irish Cancer Society wish to appoint a Cancer Prevention Officer within their Community Health Promotion programme. The closing date is January 18th. For more information, click here

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