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Getting your seven a day: How 100% orange juice can help

Written by: Dr Mary McCreery
Consultant Clinical Nutritionist and Dietician at the Blackrock Clinic

For years, it was a long-standing rule of thumb for health professionals to advise that we consume five portions of fruit and vegetables a day. The recent changes to Ireland’s food pyramid have altered this recommendation to between five and seven daily portions as part of a balanced diet. 

Older, Wiser…and Homeless - Counselling for Older Adults Experiencing Homelessness

Dublin Simon Community Sure Steps Counselling Service
Written by: Andrea Koenigstorfer
Dublin Simon Community Sure Steps Counselling Service

The importance of mental health care for the elderly has been recognised in recent years. In the 2006 census, people aged 65+ made up 11 per cent of the population – by 2041 this will have increased to 22 per cent.