PHEW weight loss

PHEW - Programme for Healthy Eating and Weight Management PHEW logo

To address the issue of overweight and obesity in our community, weight management programmes are available for those adults who are overweight.

PHEW (Programme for Healthy Eating and weight management) is a free 6 week programme designed for overweight adults and it is run by Community Dietitians in South Dublin and East Wicklow.

What's covered in the course?

- Healthy eating
- Portion sizes
- Reading food labels
- How to shop wisely
- Eating Out & Alcohol
- Becoming more active
- Achieving realistic weight loss
- Food and Mood

Programmes are free of charge and take place over 6 weeks for approximately 90 minutes each week.

Comments from participants:

  • Each week was very informative, we covered lots of different aspects of changing eating habits.
  • Interaction with other participants was very helpful to find out “tricks” they used to avoid snacking on unhealthy foods
  • Very helpful, very practical
  • Thank you so much for cutting through all the rubbish and getting back to simple weight loss advice.  I was drowning in lots of conflicting advice and losing hope that I would ever get healthy and be a role model.  You have given me the tools to help myself get out of the vicious circle and you have given me back hope.
  • Sensible approach to diet and exercise
  • Dietitian was easy to listen to and easy to understand

Upcoming Courses

Start date                          Location                                                                        Day                          Time

5th February 2020         Sallynoggin Health Centre, Dun Laoghaire             Wednesday      2.00pm - 3.30pm

20th March 2020         Newtownmountkennedy Primary Care Centre         Thursday              2.30 - 4pm

21st April 2020             Ballywaltrim Community Centre, Bray                   Tuesday                10 - 11.30am

To enrol, or for more information click HERE to download our flyer or contact:

Health Promotion Service, HSE
Dublin South, Dublin South East & East Wicklow
Block B, Civic Centre,
Main St, Bray, Co Wicklow
Ph: 01 2744360

Community Nutrition & Dietetic Service, CHO 6 (Community Healthcare East)

PHEW Newsletter

May 2016.pdf (size 604 KB)

PHEW tipsheets

Be Mindful, It's a New year

Healthy Happy Christmas

Autumn - Seasonal Eating

Lose a stone by Christmas

Confused about yoghurts?

Low calorie desserts


Summer Holidays

Spring has sprung

The Benefits of Fibre

Physical Activity

New Beginnings

Tips on How to achieve a healthy affordable food trolley this Christmas!

Heart Health



Top Tips for a safe and enjoyable Barbeque

Eat, Drink and Stay Slim This Summer

Blood Pressure

Nutrition: Fact or Fiction

Healthy Lunches

St Patricks Day Meals

Heart Health

Fruity ways

Nuts about Halloween


SMART goal setting

Detox Diets

Surviving the Christmas Party Season

Top 10 fibre tips

Top 10 fibre tips.pdf (size 632.9 KB)

Weight loss Tips & Links

Healthy Eating Tipsheets: Read our nutrition information sheets here

Portion sizes: For more information on the portion sizes check out the new food pyramid.

Weight loss websites:

NHS - Lose weight