Healthy lunch box
Here is a pretty well prepared lunch by someone who clearly has lots of time!! However not everyone has the time or patients to do the same. Remember its not how the lunch box looks, its the content that matters. The food in this lunch box is packed with vitamins and goodness to keep children energised and focused for the day. Whether its finely prepared and looks a million dollars or is placed all together in a box is irrelevant, all that matters is whats in the lunch box!!
Our 5 a day
Eating 5 a day gives children vital nutrients that ensures they remain healthy and full of energy throughout the school day. The 5 a day can vary with lots of different types of fruit and veg available. Keep trying new types of fruit and veg as eating a variety will ensure a wide range of tastes and nutrients for your child.
Ireland's one millionth parkrun
IRELAND’S ONE MILLIONTH parkrun happened last weekend
The free weekly 5-kilometre timed runs started in November 2012. There are now 75 parkruns and 13 junior parkruns across the country. Our local runs include Tymon park and Marlay park.
So far there have been almost 9,200 events in Ireland with an average of 104 runners at each run. Parkrun Ireland country manager Matt Shields said, “The milestone of one million parkruns is a great contribution to this vision and involves people of all ages and abilities".
The park runs are absolutely free once you register and have proved to be a fantastic initiative to encourage physical activity in Ireland. Walk, jog or run, that's entirely up to you! I love to take part myself and as the weather improves I aim to get there every Saturday. Maybe you will too.
How are we doing?
We have started this page as a way of giving bite-size tips towards healthy living! Whether you are already living as a super-healthy family or you are just starting to think about how to get healthier, we hope that you will find some motivation and ideas to make one small change in your daily or weekly life to leave a health-focussed legacy for your child(ren)!