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Go to County Childcare Committees Links

Go to Government Links

Go to Health Links

Go to Childhood Nutrition and Health Links 

Go to Voluntary Childcare Organisations Links

Go to International Organisation Links

Government Links

Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Youth and Integration

Department of Health

Department of Justice and Equality 

Department of Social Protection 

Health Information and Quality Authority Ireland


National Council for Curriculum Assessment 

Ombudsman for Children’s Office, Ireland 



Health Links

Association of Occupational Therapists Ireland 

Children in Hospital Ireland 

Dental Health Foundation Ireland 

Diabetes Ireland 

Disability Federation Ireland


Irish Society for Autism

The Psychological Society of Ireland

Links to Useful Resources on Childhood Nutrition and Health 


Start Campaign

HSE and Safefood campaign aimed at parents and young children to encourage healthy eating and physical activity: (including downloadable leaflets and posters).

Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute (INDI)

The professional association for dietitians in Ireland providing dietary information with free to download factsheets including fact sheets on childhood nutrition.

British Dietetic Association (BDA)

The professional association for dietitians in the UK providing dietary information with free to download factsheets covering basic nutrition information.


North/South body committed to promoting healthy eating and food safety. Provides free to download resources on a range of childhood nutrition topics, including healthy lunchbox ideas and a guide to reading food labels.

Little Bites

Little Bites has been specifically developed as a one-stop-shop for food safety, food allergen and healthy eating advice for all early childcare providers.

Health Promotion Department

General healthy eating leaflets, including new food pyramid and healthy eating advice for children.

Department of Health

A useful website with lots of information on various health topics including publications on child health such as the Irish Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) Study 2010

Incredible Edibles

Agri Aware and other sponsors encouraging primary and post-primary schools to learn about agriculture and food (including Dig in! resource pack with 32 lesson plans).

British Nutrition Foundation

Food a fact of life provides a wealth of free resources including podcasts about healthy eating, cooking, food and farming for children and young people aged 3 to 16 years. Includes lesson plans, worksheets and interactive games.

Nourish Interactive

Nourish Interactive is an American website and provides free resources for fun nutrition games for kids, interactive nutrition tools and tips for parents and health educators to use to promote healthy living for the whole family.
Created by nutrition and health care professionals, Nourish Interactive's nutrition education gives children and families the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy choices.

Irish Heart Foundation (IHF)

The IHF have developed a resource for primary school teachers called 'Bizzy Breaks' containing a series levels of short (5-10 minutes) physical activity breaks for the classroom. Information on other school programmes including Action for Life Resources, LIDL Fit Factor and Active School Flag.

Voluntary Childcare Organisation Links

Association of Childhood Professionals (ACP)


Childminding Ireland 

Children’s Rights Alliance 

Early Childhood Ireland 

Health Protection Surveillance Centre 

Montessori Alliance 

The Economic and Social Research Institute 

The Wheel 

International Links

Children in Northern Ireland 

Children in Scotland 

Early Years The Organisation for Young Children 

European Early Childhood Education Research Association (EECERA) 

National Children’s Bureau 

National Institute for Early Education Research 


Playboard NI 


World Health Organisation