Marian Finucane

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    Marian Finucane Saturday 30 August 2014

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    The Ice Bucket Challenge

    Thousands of people have now taken part in an ice bucket challenge around the world – mainly for motor neuron disease. And while the origins of the challenge are a bit murky – apparently starting in 2013 – one man from Boston popularised it and made it go viral. That man is Pete Frates and former baseball player from Boston who has motor neuron disease. Joining Aine on the line are his parents John and Nancy Frates.

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    Obese Children - Donal O'Shea

    One in four primary school children in Ireland are overweight or obese.

    Professor Donal O'Shea is a consultant endocrinologist and director of the weight management clinic at St Columcille's Hospital in Loughlinstown and he joins Aine in studio.

     

    Girls Weight for Height

    (Kilograms and Centimeters)

    Useful from age 2 to 17

    Height

    Ideal Weight

    *Worry Weight

    84 cms

    12 kgs

    15.5 kg

    90 cms

    14 kgs

    18 kgs

    100 cms

    16 kgs

    21 kgs

    105 cms

    18 kgs

    23.5 kgs

    112 cms

    20 kgs

    25.5 kgs

    119 cms

    22 kgs

    30 kgs

    124 cms

    24.5 kgs

    33.5 kgs

    130 cms

    27 kgs

    37.5 kgs

    135 cms

    30 kgs

    42 kgs

    140 cms

    33 kgs

    47 kgs

    147 cms

    37 kgs

    53 kgs

    153 cms

    42 kgs

    60 kgs

    160 cms

    48 kgs

    64 kgs

    162 cms

    52 kgs

    68 kgs

     

     

     

     

    *Worry weight – approximates the 97th percentile for that height and is in the obese range

    Girls Weight for Height

    (Stones and Feet/Inches)

    Useful from age 2 to 17 years

    Height

    Ideal Weight

    *Worry Weight

    2ft 10in

    1 st 13 lbs

    2 st 7 lbs

    3ft 1in

    2 st 4 lbs

    2 st 12 lbs

    3ft 4in

    2 st 8 lbs

    3 st 5 lbs

    3ft 6in

    2 st 12 lbs

    3 st 10 lbs

    3ft 8in

    3 st 2 lbs

    4 st

    3ft 11in

    3 st 7 lbs

    4 st 11 lbs

    4ft 1in

    3 st 11 lbs

    5 st 5 lbs

    4ft 3in

    4 st 4 lbs

    6 st

    4ft 5in

    4 st 11 lbs

    6 st 10 lbs

    4ft 7in

    5 st 4 lbs

    7 st 6 lbs

    4ft 10in

    5 st 10 lbs

    8 st 4 lbs

    5ft

    6 st 8 lbs

    9 st 6 lbs

    5ft 3in

    7 st 8 lbs

    10 st 1 lb

    5ft 4in

    8 st 3 lbs

    10 st 10 lbs

     

     

     

     

    *Worry weight – approximates the 97th percentile for that height and is in the obese range

     

    Boys Weight for Height

    (Stones and Feet/Inches)

    Useful from age 2 to 17 years

    Height

    Ideal Weight

    *Worry Weight

    2ft 10in

    2 st 1 lb

    2 st 7 lbs

    3ft 1in

    2 st 5 lbs

    2 st 12 lbs

    3ft 4in

    2 st 8 lbs

    3 st 4 lbs

    3ft 7in

    2 st 12 lbs

    3 st 10 lbs

    3ft 9in

    3 st 2 lbs

    4 st 2 lbs

    4ft

    3 st 8 lbs

    4 st 11 lbs

    4ft 2in

    3 st 11 lbs

    5 st 4 lbs

    4ft 3in

    4 st 4 lbs

    5 st 10 lbs

    4ft 6in

    4 st 11 lbs

    6 st 5 lbs

    4ft 8in

    5 st 4 lbs

    7 st 2 lbs

    4ft 10in

    5 st 10 lbs

    8 st 3 lbs

    5ft

    6 st 5 lbs

    9 st 10 lbs

    5ft 3in

    7 st 5 lbs

    10 st 8 lbs

    5ft 6in

    8 st 5 lbs

    11 st 5 lbs

    5ft 8in

    9 st 4 lbs

    12 st 2 lbs

    5ft 9in

    9 st 10 lbs

    12 st 8 lbs

     

    *Worry weight – approximates the 97th percentile for that height and is in the obese range

     

    Boys Weight for Height

    (Kilograms and Centimeters)

    Useful from age 2 to 17

    Height

    Ideal Weight

    *Worry Weight

    86 cms

    13 kgs

    15.5 kgs

    94 cms

    14.5 kgs

    18 kgs

    101 cms

    16 kgs

    20.5 kgs

    108 cms

    18 kgs

    23.5 kgs

    114 cms

    20 kgs

    26 kgs

    120 cms

    22.5 kgs

    30 kgs

    125 cms

    24.5 kgs

    33 kgs

    131 cms

    27 kgs

    36 kgs

    136 cms

    30 kgs

    40 kgs

    141 cms

    33 kgs

    45 kgs

    146 cms

    36 kgs

    52 kgs

    152 cms

    40 kgs

    61 kgs

    158 cms

    46 kgs

    67 kgs

    167 cms

    53 kgs

    72 kgs

    173 cms

    59 kgs

    77 kgs

    175 cms

    62 kgs

    80 kgs

     

    *Worry weight – approximates the 97th percentile for that height and is in the obese range

     

     

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    Women with Bottle

    Five women who are at the top of their game in the Irish drinks industry join Aine in studio.

    Anna Malmhake is the CEO & Chairman of Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard, Maggie Timoney is the Managing Director of Heinken Ireland, Marie Byrne is Managing Director of Dublin Whiskey Company, Evelyn Jones owner of The Vintry off-licence in Rathgar, & Chairperson - National Off Licence Association and Noreen O’Sullivan - publican from Puckane, County Tipp & is the first lady Chairperson of the VFI

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    School Lunches and After School Dinner

    Catherine Fulvio joins Aine in studio to talk about feeding school kids.

     

    Some Recipes:

    Ginger Chicken Noodle Stir fry

    Serves 4 

    A stirfry is always an easy way out for that quick midweek dinner. Add as many vegetables as you can get the children to eat! The ginger gives a good warmth and energy.    

    2 tsp five spice powder

    1 tsp honey

    2cm fresh ginger, grated

    2 tbsp light soy sauce

    1 tbsp dark soy sauce

    3 medium chicken fillets, thinly sliced

    4 medium egg noodle nests 

    1 medium red chilli, thinly sliced diagonally or lengths

    8 baby corn, sliced into lengths

    4 spring onions, sliced into lengths

    1 pak choi, roughly chopped

    100g beans, sliced lengthways

    1 tbsp soy sauce

    1½ to 2 tsp rapeseed oil 

    1 lime, sliced into wedges, for garnishing

     

    1.    Combine the five spice powder, honey, ginger and soy sauce together in a bowl. Pour the marinade over the sliced chicken and leave for 5 minutes.
    2.    In the meanwhile, cook the noodles according to the instructions on the packaging. Drain and run under cold water and set aside.
    3.    Heat the sesame oil in a large wok over a high heat, add the chicken and stir fry for about 4 to 5 minutes, tossing around the wok until cooked. Remove from the wok and set aside. Add a little more oil to the wok, heating over a medium heat.
    4.    Add the red chilli and corn and stir fry for 2 minutes. Add the spring onions and pak choi, stir fry for 1 minute before adding the beans and stir fry for 1 to 2 minutes. Return the chicken into the wok and heat for about 1 minute. Add the noodles and check the seasoning, add a dash of soy sauce and squeeze of lime if required. Serve with a few lime wedges.

    Tip: Add handfuls of spinach as it is a good source of vitamin C.

     

    Chicken Florentine Bake

    Serves 3-4

     

    150g shell pasta

    150g cooked chicken, shredded

    1 onion, finely chopped

    75g baby spinach

    100g frozen peas

    50g butter

    50g flour

    450ml milk

    100g white cheddar, grated

    1 tbsp Dijon mustard

    1 tsp chopped parsley

    Olive oil, extra virgin for frying

    Salt and pepper to taste

    1.    Cook the pasta according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Preheat the oven to 180C / Gas 6.
    2.    Sauté the onion in a little olive oil until softened and set aside.
    3.    Melt the butter and flour together and cook for 2 minutes.
    4.    Gradually stir in the milk and allow to thicken.
    5.    Add the mustard, salt and pepper.
    6.    First mix the pasta with the sauce
    7.    Sprinkle the spinach leaves over the base of the oven proof dish and drizzle with olive oil.
    8.    Spoon over the onion and peas. Add the chicken.
    9.    Pour over the pasta
    10.        Sprinkle over the cheddar cheese and a little parsley.
    11.        Bake for 20 – 25 minutes until golden brown.

     

    Midweek Sausage, Chickpea and Thyme Casserole

    Serves 4

    Warm and comforting just ready for the autumn!

     

    4 good quality pork and chive sausages

    1 leek, sliced

    2 garlic cloves, sliced

    400g tinned chopped tomatoes

    400ml vegetable stock

    ½ butternut squash, peeled and diced small

    120g cooked chickpeas

    ½ tsp chopped rosemary

    4 small sprigs thyme

    Salt and fresh ground black pepper

    Rapeseed oil 

    2 tbsp chopped parsley (optional)

     

    Preheat the oven to 180°C/fan 160°C/gas 4.

    Heat the oil in a medium casserole over a medium heat. Add the sausages and sauté for about 10 minutes or until cooked, turning from time to time. Remove from the casserole and set aside. Slice the sausages diagonally.

    Add the leek to the casserole and cook for 4 to 5 minutes before adding the garlic, tomatoes, stock, butternut squash, chickpeas, rosemary and thyme and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Return the sausages into the casserole. Stir well and cover.

    Place in the oven for about 30 to 35 minutes, stirring from time to time.

    Sprinkle over the parsley before serving.  

     

    Tip: Use diced chicken instead of the sausage and sauté the chicken until golden.

     

    Butternut Squash and Beef Casserole

    Serves 4

    500g beef, diced and excess fat removed

    1 tbsp flour, seasoned

    3 red onions, finely chopped

    2 tbsp olive oil

    2 garlic cloves, finely sliced

    650ml beef stock

    3 tbsp tomato puree

    ½ medium butternut, diced

    1 red pepper, roughly chopped

    1 yellow pepper, roughly chopped

    2 sprigs thyme

    2 tsp balsamic vinegar

    Salt and pepper

    1. Preheat the oven to 180C / Gas 4.

    2. Toss the beef into the flour (use a zip loc bag – shake the beef until coated with seasoned flour). Shake off the excess flour.

    3. Heat the oil in a casserole over a medium heat and add the beef in batches, brown and spoon into a separate bowl.

    4. Add a little more oil. Add the onions, garlic and sauté until the onions are soft. This will take about 6 – 7 minutes.

    5. Add the tomato puree and cook for 3 minutes before adding the beef stock.

    6. Add the thyme, peppers, diced butternut squash and return the beef to the casserole. Pour over the balsamic vinegar.

    7. Place into the oven for 30 – 35 minutes, stirring from time to time.

    8. Check the seasoning before serving.

     

     

    Banana, Apricot and Hazelnut Loaf

    Makes 1 x 900g loaf tin

    Get the children to help you make the loaf and it keeps very well.

     

    375g plain flour

    1 tsp bread soda

    3 tbsp chopped hazelnuts

     

    80g butter

    180g caster sugar

     

    3 eggs

    4 medium ripe bananas, mashed

    3 tbsp finely chopped apricots

    100ml buttermilk (you may need less)

     

    2 tbsp whole hazelnuts, for decorating

     

    1.    Preheat the oven to 180°C/Fan 160°C/gas 4. Line a 900g loaf tin with parchment.
    2.    Sift the flour and bread soda into a large bowl. Add the chopped hazelnuts.  
    3.    In a mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until fluffy and pale in colour.
    4.    Add the eggs to the creamed butter, one at a time, whisking after each addition.
    5.    Add the bananas, apricots and the buttermilk.
    6.    Carefully, fold in the flour mix, adding a little milk if the consistency is too thick.
    7.    Pour the mixture into the tin, sprinkle the hazelnuts on the top top, transfer to the oven and bake for about 1 hour or until golden and well risen. Insert a clean skewer into the cake to check that it is cooked, and when it comes out clear, take the loaf from the oven. Cool before removing from the tin.  

     

    Tip: Use this mixture to make small muffins as well.

     

    Breakfast

    •         Wholegrain Cereals & milk, add in diced blueberries, mango, stewed apple, grapes etc, sweeten with honey if needed.
    •         soak porridge night before. Someone told me they leave it to cook overnight in the slow cooker… it’s a thought, I haven’t done it though
    •         Yogurt with fruit compote – e.g. bag of frozen summer fruits, stewed with a little sugar, sprinkle muesli or granola over – layer in glass, looks great
    •         Cheese on brown toast or cheese and tomato on brown toast sliced
    •         Low sugar cereal with milk and blueberries, raspberries, strawberries
    •         Scrambled egg on toast (much quicker than you think) )

     

     

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