CHErIsH at the Oireachtas

Dr Karen Matvienko-Sikar and Professor Patricia Kearney, on behalf of the CHErIsH study team, recently submitted to the Oireachtas the Joint Committee on Children and Youth Affairs, Tackling Childhood Obesity. The written submission outlined key and recommendations of the CHErIsH study to date and can be read here.


As a result of this submission, Dr Karen Matvienko-Sikar was invited to speak as part of the Committees ‘Tackling Childhood Obesity’ parliamentary discussions. The meeting was held in Leinster House on May 30th 2018 and was chaired by Alan Farrell (TD). The meeting was also attended by representatives of the Association of Teachers of Home Economics; the home economics department of St. Angela’s College in Sligo, and a second session included representatives of the No Fry Zone 4 Kids committee; the Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute; and the school of education, childhood youth and sport, faculty of well-being, education and language studies of the Open University. A video of the Committee Meeting can be viewed here and the transcript of the meeting can be read here.


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