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Flipping & Topping - Pancakes Perfect Fun for Pancake Tuesday & for You!

RTÉ broadcaster Ryan Tubridy is pictured with Charlotte & Kerri Patten (aged 8 and 12), from Clontarf, Dublin, helped by Dr. Catherine Logan, Nutrition Manager, National Dairy Council; and Niall McLoughlin, Chief Executive, Irish Osteoporosis Society, supporting the annual message that pancakes can be a simple and fun way of helping you to consume your recommended 'three portions of dairy a day' for bone health and wellbeing.

 

RTÉ broadcaster Ryan Tubridy joined in the fun of flipping & topping pancakes to support the Irish Osteoporosis Society charity (IOS) and The National Dairy Council (NDC) annual message that pancakes can be a simple and fun way of helping you consume your recommended '3 portions of dairy a day' for bone health and wellbeing.

According to Dr. Catherine Logan, Nutrition Manager with the NDC, pancakes are a "perfect" example of the many versatile ways to include milk and dairy in a balanced diet. “Finishing your pancakes with easy toppings like fresh fruit and berries can be a delicious way of contributing to the recommended 5 portions of fruit and vegetables a day, or opting for grated cheese on savoury varieties can contribute to your dairy intake", said Dr. Logan. She points to the many easy ideas to explore for healthy pancake toppings, ranging from simple strawberries, to fresh blueberries or a delicious mixed fruit salad. There are also the old favourite toppings for pancakes, such as grated or melted cheese, butter, lemon juice, caster sugar or cream and jam.

Ryan Tubridy said, “I love to make pancakes and Pancake Tuesday is one of my favourite days of the year. The fact that I’m getting part of my recommended dairy allowance and protecting my bones is a bonus. I’ll definitely go into Grafton Street tomorrow (Pancake Tuesday) and buy a pancake or two to support the Irish Osteoporosis Society.”

Buy a Pancake this Pancake Tuesday and support the Irish Osteoporosis Society

In Dublin, Lemon Crepe & Coffee Co. will once again donate profits from pancakes sold this Pancake Tuesday (8th March) to the Irish Osteoporosis Society. Lemon Crepe & Coffee Co. are based on Dawson Street and South William Street. This year they will also have a stall at the top of Grafton Street to sell pancakes to the public all day on Pancake Tuesday. You can find a recipe for your home cooked pancakes at www.irishosteoporosis.ie.

Osteoporosis

One in five men and one in two women over 50 years of age will fracture a bone due to osteoporosis and all age groups including children are affected by osteoporosis, even though it is preventable and treatable in the majority of people.

Including milk and other dairy products within a balanced diet is recommended by the IOS, particularly milk which has been fortified with added vitamin D - these foods provide nutrients required for bone development and maintenance such as calcium and protein.

In women over 45 years of age, osteoporosis accounts for more days spent in hospital than many other diseases, including diabetes, myocardial infarction and breast cancer.

Education, prevention and an increased public awareness of the risk factors of osteoporosis are vital if we are to reverse the growing numbers of Irish people developing the disease, according to the Irish Osteoporosis Society.

For a free copy of a "Understanding Osteoporosis" please contact the Irish Osteoporosis Society on 1890 252 751 or the NDC on 01-290 2451. The guide can also be downloaded here.

 

For further information on the NDC return to our Home Page or telephone 01-290 2451

 

Media enquiries to:

Antonina Ni Dhuinn, Progress Communications - 01-276 6117 - nina@progresspr.ie - www.progresspr.ie

 

 

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