Nutrition

Nutrition is the fifth priority area of work for Healthy Ireland. The Healthy Offaly work plan provides for the delivery of a range of healthy eating supports via partner agencies. 

Activities delivered across Offaly to date include: -

In 2017, the Department approved €10,000 in funding to support the delivery of a range of healthy eating supports in Edenderry including: -

  1. the establishment of a community garden 
  2. food tasting sessions; and
  3. healthy eating workshops

The project was supported by the Acorn Project in Edenderry.

In 2018, the Department approved €9,150 in funding to support the delivery of "grow your own" healthy eating supports including: - 

  • two community gardens - Bracknagh in north Offaly and Moneygall in south Offaly. Check out the Moneygall community garden here
  • social farming for four men experiencing mental health difficulties and intellectual disability in Birr
  • expansion of “Meals on Wheels” in Offaly with a focus on training supports and the establishment of additional meals on wheels providers in south and west Offaly