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Calls for children’s health to be a government priority after election

Child health experts have called for the UK’s next government to introduce bold policies to prioritise the health of youngsters.

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) had commissioned a study, which (more…)

New US documentary reveals obese children’s struggles

Bite Size, a new American film due to be released soon, will feature four children aged between 11 and 13 years old who have all been diagnosed as clinically obese.

The four kids, Emily, Moy, Davion, and Keanna, are all trying to lose weight by (more…)

Levels of obesity soar among millennium babies

New research has indicated that there are much higher rates of obesity in children who were born around the year 2000.

Over 370,000 kids in England took part in the study, which showed that (more…)

US experts recommend common-sense approach to child’s health

A team of paediatricians in the United States has advised that allowing children to eat some foods with a small amount of fat and sugar is fine, especially if it encourages them to eat their vegetables.

The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued recommendations to (more…)

Roman councillors argue about European cuisine for school meals

It is not just in Britain where parents worry about what their children eat, as a number of schools in Italy have also been dealing with food complaints.

These concerned plans to serve up classic dishes from (more…)

Children undergoing radical surgery for weight problems

A new documentary series for Channel 4 has revealed a few of the cases that doctors have to cope with at a specialist NHS clinic that offers gastric bypass operations.

Among those featured was a 12-year-old boy, believed to be the (more…)

Child obesity increases risk of adulthood cancer

Danish research has revealed that children who are obese or overweight may develop a higher risk of oesophageal cancer as they grow up.

The study, which was recently published in the British Journal of Cancer, looked at the health records of (more…)

Child obesity influenced by parents’ lifestyle

According to a recent study, the likelihood of a child becoming overweight or obese is influenced by the lifestyle of parents, rather than being genetic.

The research, which was conducted by the London School of Economics and Political Science’s (LSE’s) Centre for Economic Performance, looked at (more…)

Expert calls for focus on child fitness

A leading kid’s fitness expert at the University of Essex has called for a greater focus on inactivity among children.

This is rather than concentrating on (more…)

Link between child obesity and ‘advergames’ studied

A study of how food and drink is marketed to children online has recently been released, looking at a possible link between digital advertising and child weight issues.

The Community of Advertising Practice within the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) commissioned (more…)

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