Eating healthily is a huge part of looking after our general health and keeping ourselves well. Cooking simple nutritious meals for ourselves and our families is the best way to ensure that we meet all our nutritional needs to stay healthy. Visit https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/e15e3-eating-well/ for further information.
Grow it Yourself are launching the Grow it Forward programme, which is designed to help the nation eat well by inspiring and supporting people to grow, cook and eat some of their own food at home. Participants will register through their local library to grow some of their own food with a free GIY starter kit and encouraged to ‘grow it forward’ to 9 others by passing on seeds, seedlings or produce.
Safefood's START campaign is encouraging parents to use the time they spend together as a family as a good opportunity to introduce healthy habits at home. The campaign asks parents to make the most of their family time by adding a healthy habit to their routine.
Stop Food Waste has useful tips on meal planning, shopping, cooking, and plenty of free resources.
The Healthy Food For Life resources are for the entire population over the age of five and they define the Irish Government recommendations on healthy eating and a balanced diet.
You’ll find advice on why eating well is important for families, examples of nutritious meals and how to start making healthy changes at home on the HSE Nutrition page. Choosing a mixture of foods in your diet will help you get to get all the nutrients you need to be healthy.
You can always borrow cookbooks from your local library we have a huge range both online on Bolinda Borrowbox and in branch you can even search our catalogue online and reserve books you would like or contact your local library directly to order a book. For a list of Kildare Libraries click here. Would you prefer a cookery magazine? Those are available to borrow from your library both in branch and online too. For information on how to join the Library and access all these resources check out our Blog here.