Carbery's Dubliner Lighter was centre stage at lifestyle event that celebrated health, wellbeing, nutrition, mindfulness, food and the power of enjoying a healthier, lighter lifestyle
Hosted by RTE’s Nuala Carey, guests at the Dublin event included influential social media fitness stars Niamh Cullen, Orla Hopkins and Jess Redden, Dublin footballer Brian Fenton, and current Footballer of the Year and Galway hurling superstar Gearoid McInerney.
Guests enjoyed a body weight workout class by Cork strength and conditioning personal trainer Billy O’Regan.
They then listened to an expert panel including National Dairy Council Nutritionist Dr Marianne Walsh, UCLA trained mindfulness facilitator Alison Canavan and marketing manager for Dubliner Cheese Aoife O’Donovan.
Topics discussed included nutrition, mindfulness, health and well-being plus results of a recent survey about Irish cheese consumption.
The event lunch was inspired by Dubliner Lighter.
There is 11.2g of protein in 40g of Dubliner Lighter cheese, snatching the top protein snack title from other much-loved and more popular protein fuelled snacks including nuts (8g), avocados (0.8g) and quinoa (1.8g) per 40g.
Dr Marianne Walsh a nutritionist with the National Dairy Council, said that Irish consumers understand now more than ever the role that protein plays in contributing to normal muscle and bone health. ‘Ireland is well known for its top quality and sustainable dairy production, with one of the longest grass-growing seasons in the world. Cheese production is a large part of this dairy heritage and a natural, local product, which is high in many important nutrients, including protein,’ she said.
Recent research carried out by Bord Bia shows that 45% of Irish people admitted that they ‘couldn’t live without cheese’, with respondents confirming that cheese is their go-to snack.