The Camogie Association Launches Hurl With Me programme 2017

The Camogie Association, in conjunction with The National Dairy Council, are pleased to announce that registration for the Hurl with Me programme is now open. This programme is aimed at 7-10 year olds and their parents/guardians in camogie clubs across the country. To register go to www.camogie.ie or our social media platforms and follow the […]

Some places left for this year’s Transition year event HealthFest 2017

Over 4,000 secondary students and teachers from all over the country attended last year’s HealthFest event in Citywest. Organised by the National Dairy Council and safefood, the free event is the first of its kind for transition year students – a full day seminar designed to educate them about the importance of healthy eating and […]

National Dairy Council Looking For New Cheese Recipes For Competition

The National Dairy Council is inviting food enthusiasts and culinary students to enter an exciting new cheese recipe competition to celebrate European cheese. The competition forms part of an EU wide programme with the aim of promoting and creating awareness of the taste, versatility and convenience of cheese in everyday life. There are two categories […]

Expanded ‘Moo Crew’ Returns For Primary School Children

Moo Crew, The Primary Dairy Moovement, will be available to primary schools again after Easter 2016 with a programme which expands into the Junior and Senior Infant classes for the first time, all the way up to 6th class; and with extended resources for teachers and pupils. Moo Crew was developed by the National Dairy […]

UN World School Milk Day

The 30th September, 2015 is the 16th World School Milk Day, designated by the FAO (Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations) to celebrate the benefits of school milk programmes around the world.  The National Dairy Council (NDC) is using the opportunity to highlight the natural goodness of milk and the importance of the […]

Back to School Lunch Box & Nutrition Tips from National Dairy Council

BACK TO SCHOOL:     VARIETY, BALANCE AND ADVENTURE CAN BOOST SCHOOL LUNCH-BOXES  Over 555,000 primary school children are expected to return to school this Autumn, including over 71,000 new Junior Infants.   Dr. Marianne Walsh, Nutrition Manager at the National Dairy Council gives some practical tips and suggestions to help parents and families to plan lunch-boxes and […]

Tipperary farms shortlisted as National Finalists announced in Search for Top Dairy Farm

Fourteen dairy farms have been short-listed as national finalists for the 2013 National Dairy Council & Kerrygold Quality Milk Awards.   The competition, which sets out to highlight and reward Irish dairy farming excellence, has been described as ‘The Sam Maguire of Farming’.   The short listed farms receive inspection visits from all three members of […]

Clonmore National School – Tipperary County Winners in Primary School Initiative

Moo Crew: The Primary Dairy Moovement is a new programme for 3rd to 6th class primary school children. It was developed by The National Dairy Council in consultation with teachers based on findings that 37% of girls and 28% of boys aged from 5 – 12 years in Ireland have inadequate calcium intakes in their diet. (Ref 1).   Moo Crew […]

Health & Culinary Tips At Tipperary Event

A Health and Wellbeing evening takes place this Thursday, 31st January, in Nenagh’s Abbey Court Hotel.  Organised by The National Dairy Council and Arrabawn Co-op, all of the proceeds from the €5 admission charge and also from a raffle on the night, will go to the North Tipperary Branch of the Alzheimer Society of Ireland.   […]

Broadcasting Authority Of Ireland Bid To Restrict TV Cheese Advertising Ill-Advised And Simplistic

IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Kevin Kiersey today (Wed) said that proposals by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) to restrict television advertising of cheese to children are misleading and confusing for parents who are trying to provide a balanced healthy diet for their children. Kevin Kiersey said, “On page 27 of its Consultation Document, […]