The choices people make regarding the foods they eat can impact on their everyday life and on their future health outcomes. From birth, the choices that parents make on behalf of their children can have long-term effects.

Information provided

This section presents information on the eating habits of children and adults and provides statistics on the level of obesity in Northern Ireland. Levels of overweight and obesity are calculated using the body mass index (BMI). It is a widely used indicator of body fat levels which is calculated from a person's height and weight.

Current publications

For information on infant feeding read the infant feeding survey UK 2010 report on the health and social care information centre (HSCIC) website.


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