Calorie Posting

In July 2015 the HSE approved the three year plan Healthy Ireland in the Health Services National Implementation Plan 2015-2017.  In September they approved a Calorie Posting Policy to be implemented in all HSE facilities.

The development and implementation of a Calorie Posting Policy across HSE facilities is an important initiative supporting two key  policy priority programmes  – Healthy Eating and Active Living, and Staff Health and Wellbeing. The purpose of this Policy is to promote awareness and increase consumption of healthier food and drink choices amongst HSE staff and the public using and visiting HSE healthcare facilities, by highlighting the calorie content of food and drinks provided in HSE facilities. The policy applies to all in-house catering and contracted catering and vending services throughout the HSE. The policy does not apply to in-patient menus.

Toolkit for Calorie posting
Guidance for Calorie Posting Implementation (PDF) Calorie Posting Policy (PDF) Check List (Word doc)
Presentation for Catering Staff (Powerpoint) Calorie Posting Study Day Support Documents

Want to learn more, see

Health Promotion Publications:
Be Allergy Aware:
Bord Bia - The Irish Food Board:
Department of Health:
Food Safety Authority of Ireland:
Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute: