Thursday, 10 May 2018

Ceisteanna (186, 187, 188, 189, 190, 191, 192, 199, 200)

Louise O'Reilly

Ceist:

186. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the additional resources allocated to community based programmes aimed at healthy food and healthy living in each of the past five years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20567/18]

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Louise O'Reilly

Ceist:

187. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the initiatives planned under action 6 of ten steps forward in the national obesity plan relating to mobilising the health services to better prevent and address overweight and obesity through effective community based health promotion programmes, training and skills development aside from the healthy eating, active living programme and the breastfeeding action plan; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20568/18]

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Louise O'Reilly

Ceist:

188. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the proposal on developing family food initiatives to support children and families experiencing food poverty to have access to healthy food and to develop cooking and food growing skills; if he, working with the Department of Children and Youth Affairs, will consider the development of family food initiatives and the funding of same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20569/18]

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Louise O'Reilly

Ceist:

189. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the status of the national KPI established for community cooking programmes for each community healthcare organisation; the success in reaching the annual target to attend community cooking programmes each year; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20570/18]

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Louise O'Reilly

Ceist:

190. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the status of the work of the national working group that was established to review the cook it and healthy food made easy programmes; the progress in developing operational systems to ensure scalability to increase access to community cooking programmes, ensuring alignment with the work of the LCDCs and enabling joint working to address local health and well-being patterns and to improve health outcomes in relation to nutrition; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20571/18]

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Louise O'Reilly

Ceist:

191. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the details of the coverage of the Cook It and Healthy Food Made Easy programmes; the resourcing that has been allocated to the implementation of these programmes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20572/18]

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Louise O'Reilly

Ceist:

192. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health if food based standards in line with those put in place for schools as part of the school meals programme can be introduced across all hospitals; the estimated cost of same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20573/18]

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Louise O'Reilly

Ceist:

199. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the assessment carried out on the needs of vulnerable groups which is to provide the basis of allocation of resources to obesity preventative and treatment services for children and adults; if a model has been developed on the way in which resources should be allocated into the future on this basis; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20585/18]

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Louise O'Reilly

Ceist:

200. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the costs associated with developing and implementing community based health promotion programmes targeted at high risk groups within all CHOs as per the national obesity plan action 6.7; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20586/18]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 186 to 192, inclusive, and 199 and 200 together.

As the issues rasied in the Deputy's questions are service matters, they have been referred to the HSE for direct reply.