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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…)

Deputy PM pledges to help children who have eating disorders

Recently released data indicates that the number of children suffering from an eating disorder has risen in England.

According to experts, the current levels of (more…)

Labour health spokesman calls for legal limits on sugar

The shadow health minister has been accused of being “the Grinch who wants to ban mince pies at Christmas” by a fellow MP.

The health spokesman for Labour, Andy Burnham, has suggested (more…)

Mayor considers banning fast food shops to tackle child obesity

London Mayor Boris Johnson is looking at plans to stop all fast food outlets from opening within 400 metres of schools.

Other measures that have been outlined (more…)

Wiltshire adopts new programme to fight child obesity

Wiltshire Council has launched a new scheme that is aimed at helping children aged between seven and 11 years old to achieve a healthy weight.

The programme adapted by the council has been created by (more…)

Health officials recommend common sense to tackle obesity problem

Serving meals to children on smaller plates is just one of the pieces of advice that has been given by Duncan Selbie, the head of Public Health England.

The health official said that (more…)

UK pupils to benefit from healthy school meals

A new well-being initiative launched by the Government will start at the beginning of the new educational year in schools across Britain.

The scheme will aim to provide (more…)

Scottish Government intervenes to help overweight children

An initiative launched in Scotland has helped almost 17,000 kids to lose weight.

During the last three years, Scottish Government officials have (more…)

Milk for all UK schoolchildren under new rules

New regulations have recently been published that include a ban on drinks that are full of sugar and limiting the availability of fruit juice in schools.

The new rules, which also mean that (more…)

Nick Clegg responds to child obesity challenge of celebrity chef

Following a challenge issued by Jamie Oliver, the deputy prime minister responded by saying that he would like to talk to the chef about the child obesity crisis.

Nick Clegg was confronted by the issue during (more…)

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