Healthy Ireland Smart Start Resources

On this page, you will be able to see and download resources that are available through the Healthy Ireland Smart Start programme. We hope you will find them useful and perhaps encourage you to engage in the programme. We will where possible highlight links to those publications that are available through the national frameworks of Aistear and Síolta but are also relevant to the Healthy Ireland Smart Start Programme

Here are some resources that are available for you to download but that are given out once you prticipate on the programme. Under our Healthy Ireland funding agreement we are now obliged to include items such as Sun Care, Alcohol and Tobacco Free Ireland, Talking to your Children

HEALTH PROMOTION

Practicing Self Care

This is just one in a suite of videos which you can access here

EMOTIONAL WELLBEING

Strengthening Preschool Children's Resilience

Resilience 2  

Here is a video on one of the Trace Moroney Books "When Im Feeling Happy"

EWB Happy


LOOK AFTER YOUR MENTAL HEALTH

8hrs sleep   ADD TEA   EWB

 HEALTHY FOOD DT WALLPAPER 1600X1200PX      STRENGHT IN NUMBERS DT WALLPAPER 1600X1200PX

 DRINK LESS DT WALLPAPER 1600X1200PX      

NUTRITION

whatisaportionsize123          yourchildsweight     

 Feeding Your Baby

 
   1 4 Pyramid   

Booklet in English                                                          Booklet in  Irish

Food Pyramid ENG                 Food Pyramid IRISH

 

 PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

 activeplayeveryday0 3yearoldchildren     activeplayeveryday3 6yearoldchildren 

Here is a resource from The Aistear/Síolta Practice Guide which contains similar outcomes to those within the Physical Activity Unit of the Healthy Ireland Smart Start Programme

  Aistear Movement                  Aistear Treasure Basket     

UK Medical Officer Physical            WHO Guidelines on Physical Activity
Activity Guidelines (2019)

  PA Infographic             WHO PA

ORAL HEALTH

 Baby Teeth1  Baby Teeth2


Oral Health 0 2       Oral Heath 2 7


  Healthy Teeth   

 

Snack Right SmileBright2

 

Dental Health 2 7         happyteeth

 

Be Sun Smart                                                                           

Sun Smart for Children         Sun Smart for Children2     

 

Sun Smart Video




FOR HISS 3-5 PROGRAMME ONLY

    Sexual Health        Having the Big Talk

ASK ABOUT ALCOHOL

Alchohol leaflet              Alcohol You         Alcohol You1

Alcohol and Pregnancy

 

TOBACCO FREE IRELAND

  Quit            Towards TFI

Tobacco Free Campus  More quitters than smokers    QUIT

                   
Healthy Lunchboxes from Safefood

Examples of Practice from Safefood

The Dining experience


The adult invites the children to prepare the table for dinner. This involves collaboration, cooperation and planning. Table clothes and flowers are added.

Now it’s time to set the table notice the place mats which show the children where to place their knives, forks and spoons. The use of real glasses, crockery, and cutlery respects the competence of the children as they help each other.

 Social dining experience  -  the adult sits, eats and talks with the children.