All-Island Obesity Newsletter February 2016



On the 21st January 2016 the Minister for Health Leo Varadkar launched safefood’s ‘weight-mate’ app. This app aims to help adults lose weight in a healthy way through goal setting and planning to eat healthy, balanced meals and exercise regularly. The app helps to monitor your exercise and nutrition goals and motivates you to achieve those goals. Weight-mate can enable the user to achieve a healthier lifestyle overall without reliance of low-calorie or fad diets which are have been proven to fail. The app features over 400 recipes developed by safefood’s nutritionists which have been nutritionally analysed to cater for individual weight loss needs. There is also a ‘Groups’ feature for communities, workplace groups, families or friends to work together towards their goals. Having the support of others on a weight loss journey can be a huge benefit and it makes it more motivating and fun!

‘weight-mate’ is free to download for iPhone and Android and is available in the iStore and Google Play.

Nutrition and Health Foundation
Early February will see the launch of the inaugural National Workplace Wellbeing Awards by the Nutrition and Health Foundation. In addition there are two upcoming events we would like to draw your attention to:
16th March - National Workplace Wellbeing Best Practice Series feraturing Fenero, IBEC offices, Dublin 2 8.30am-11.00am
8th April - National Workplace Wellbeing Day & lunchtime walk challenge.

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Publication Date: 
Monday, February 8, 2016