Minister of State for Health Promotion, Catherine Byrne T.D launches Agri Aware’s Incredible Edibles Healthy Eating initiative.
Government is working on ways to help people and communities to improve their health; giving them the knowledge and skills to make healthier choices. The 'Incredible Edibles' programme builds on this objective and is a great way of nurturing a child's interest in what they eat and what it means to have a healthy, balanced diet. This will help to lay the foundations for them to adopt healthy behaviours and habits which will last a lifetime”.
The initiative is supported by the Department of Education and Skills and the Department of Health and Children, through the Healthy Ireland framework, the Department of Agriculture, Bord Bia and the horticulture industry.
Registration is now open for the 2019 Incredible Edibles’ project visit www.incredibleedibles.ie to register today!
"I very much look forward to working with Alan, as the new Chairman of Agri Aware, in continuing to communicate the important role of Irish farmers, and the agri-food industry, in delivering quality, safe, and sustainably produced, traceable food that is affordable for consumers, whilst caring for our environment. I wish Alan well in his new role”.
The incoming Chairman of Agri Aware Alan Jagoe said “My goal as Chairman of Agri Aware is to continue the work of communicating the vital links between agriculture, food and our economy. Increasing awareness of the relationship between our standard of excellence in farming, and the payoff in terms of excellence in the food we eat and export, while maintaining the unique green image we have here in Ireland. I also recognise the importance of educating the general public from a young age in the role farming plays in all our daily lives, and with the input of a strong board, along with the expertise of our Executive Director Deirdre O’Shea, and the team in the office, I expect Agri Aware to grow in its capacity to deliver our core values”.
I want to thank the Board for their support in my role as Chairman, and the staff in Agri Aware for all their hard work. To our Executive Director, Deirdre O’Shea many thanks for your dedication and hard work for the organisation, as well as your support of me as Chairman. To the new Chairman, Alan Jagoe, I want to wish him every success over the next four years, and I have no doubt that under his stewardship Agri Aware will continue to grow and prosper”.