Big Issue: CHILD OBESITY
With childhood obesity on the rise, we look at the research behind the headlines, what can be done to reverse the trend, and the Government's obesity strategy.
With a recent study linking obesity to insufficient sleep, Meredith Jones Russell asks how practitioners and parents can ensure that children get enough rest day...
The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on a Fit and Healthy Childhood has demanded the Government rethink the role of physical activity in its Child Obesity Strategy....
How ‘A Better Start’ is improving outcomes for children in Blackpool, Bradford, Southend, Nottingham and Lambeth. By Charlotte Goddard
As packed lunches look set to become more common, Dr Patricia Lucas assesses their quality and launches a survey to find out more
A course on obesity enabled Kim Powell to deliver her own training courses on healthy eating
Even the youngest children are not immune to society’s obsession with body image. So what should early years staff be aware of? Hannah Crown reports
New food guidelines for nurseries and childminders are due to be published by the Government.
It is more important than ever to make children see where healthy food comes from, says Mary Llewellin
Community intervention programme MEND is helping families to be more positive about healthy eating and exercise. Caroline Vollans sees the programme in action in...
Hundreds of children's playgrounds have closed over the past three years, with hundreds more destined to follow suit.
One in five children start Reception overweight or obese and over 45,000 children are admitted to hospital every year with tooth decay - we all know the facts and figures but what can early years practitioners do about it?