Posts by Prof Mary Flynn

Flynn, Mary

Prof Mary Flynn     @drmaryflynn

Mary Flynn is chief specialist in public health nutrition at the Food Safety Authority of Ireland and is a visiting professor at the University of Ulster. She has extensive experience in the development and management of nutrition programmes in Ireland, Canada and the Middle East. Mary’s work on childhood obesity has been highlighted by the World Health Organisation.

She led the research teams that established the evidencen base for healthy eating and infant feeding guidelines in Ireland. She leads the calories-on-menus initiative, including the development of MenuCal, a free online system to help businesses support consumers in making healthy choices and as an obesity prevention strategy.  In 2014 she was awarded the inaugural Public Health Nutrition Medal by the Nutrition Society.


Children and Food Insecurity – a crisis for Ireland’s future

Mary Flynn 11/02/2016

Dr Mary Flynn: The devastating economic crash in Ireland during 2008 threw the personal finances of large numbers of people into crisis. Work opportunities all but vanished, businesses closed, people lost their jobs and many lost their homes; relationships suffered. Food poverty became a real issue for many families. Ireland is recovering from the …



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