The START campaign aims to help parents introduce healthy habits into their daily lives by making small changes.

On February 7th 2023, safefood are hosting a free expert-led talk, both in person at Tallaght Library and online via zoom, to help parents START to make those changes.

The event covers:

  • How to start making changes
  • How to deal with key challenges
  • How to stick to changes

They would love parents to submit questions in advance so their experts, Child Psychotherapist Dr. Coleman Noctor and safefood Director of Nutrition Dr. Aileen McGloin can share their advice and give answers during the event.

Dr. Colman Noctor, Child Psychotherapist

Dr. Colman Noctor is a Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytical Psychotherapist. He has worked across a range of  child & adolescent mental health services both in Ireland and abroad, and has a wealth of national and international clinical experience. Colman specialises in the treatment of all emotional disorders and has a keen interest in the effects of contemporary media on child development and mental health and frequently contributes to national media on this topic. Colman is the host of the Asking for a Parent podcast, author of the book ‘Cop On’, the resident parenting expert on the Ray D’Arcy Show on RTÉ Radio One, and weekly columnist with the Irish Examiner.

Dr Aileen McGloin, Director of Nutrition, safefood

Dr. Aileen McGloin leads the safefood nutrition team working in policy development, communications and change behaviour, research and community programmes. Her role focuses on addressing key public health nutrition issues such as obesity and food poverty. Aileen holds a 1st Class honours degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Ulster and a PhD in obesity in children. She has 20 years of experience working in research, management and health communication roles across the food industry, public relations, academia and public service.

So don’t be shy, if you have a question about nutrition, sleep, activity, screen time or simply how to introduce more healthy habits and stick to them, please submit them on the form below by 1st February 2023 and have them answered on 7th February during the talk.