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Record numbers of teenagers having obesity surgery

The number of young people undergoing weight-loss surgery has increased over the last few years, with figures doubling in the last five.

Meanwhile, the number of teenagers below the age of 18 having surgery for (more…)

Finding job satisfaction through franchising

Despite an improving economy, reports are still rife of people in the UK struggling to find jobs. With estimates of more than a million zero-hour contracts in place last year and young people in particular struggling to land a job suited to their qualifications, it’s perhaps little surprise that a record number of new businesses were registered with Companies House last year.

Bearing this in mind, let’s look at a few reasons why a move into (more…)

Calls for parenting classes from leading doctor

Education should be offered to every parent so that they can be taught how to raise their children correctly, as well as to avoid a range of issues, according to a leading British expert.

The move is aimed at halting the increasing number of (more…)

The changing face of the school tuck shop

Due to a welcome shift towards healthy eating in our schools, parents of school-aged children will probably find that their memories of tuck shops are rather different to what their kids picture from the term.

Once a place to head to for sugary snacks and junk food, as an alternative or complementary item to a school meal, today’s tuck shops have (more…)

Driving kids to school blamed for rise in child obesity

The National Association of Head Teachers’ president has called for parents to stop driving pupils to school and allow them to walk.

It is hoped that this will help children to (more…)

What do school meals have on the menu for 2015?

Those of us who went to school pre-Jamie Oliver are likely to have an altogether different view of school dinners to the kids of today, and the reshaping of term-time meals has continued into 2015, with further regulations coming into force as of the start of this year.

A full 22-page report titled ‘Revised standards for food in schools’ can be found on (more…)

Health experts call for compulsory weight checks

British specialists have stated that regular weigh-ins should be introduced for all men, women, and children to halt the rapidly increasing levels of obesity.

The National Obesity Forum (NOF) has also claimed that (more…)

West Midlands experts call for reduced sugar in child’s diet

New data released in Walsall has indicated that almost 25% of children in the region are overweight or obese.

This has led to local health chiefs supporting (more…)

Too much milk could increase child obesity

According to a recent US study, children who consume more than two cups of milk a day could be at risk of becoming overweight.

The authors of the research, which was led by (more…)

The year of birth could affect weight

A new study has discovered that a person’s year of birth could influence whether or not they will become obese.

The gene FTO, which has been nicknamed (more…)

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