15 May 2018, 18.56

Teacher and parent organisations are addressing Ireland’s growing problem of childhood obesity at Wednesday's meeting of the Joint Committee on Children and Youth Affairs.

The hearing at 9:30 a.m. in Committee Room 1, Leinster House, is the latest in a series organised by the Committee to explore why the rate of Irish children who are overweight continues to rise annually.

The scheduled witnesses are:

  • Tomás Ó Ruairc, director of the Teaching Council, Ireland’s professional standards body;
  • Geoffrey Browne, president of the National Parents Council Post Primary;
  • Moira Leydon, assistant general secretary of the Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland;
  • David Duffy, education and research official at the Teachers’ Union of Ireland; and
  • Maeve McCafferty, education and research official at the Irish National Teachers Organisation.

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Fine Gael

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