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.
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.
A new report by the Health Select Committee calls for more robust action by the Government to tackle childhood obesity, including controlling the ‘deep discounting’...
Relegating the Chief Medical Officers' physical activity guidelines to a footnote in the revised EYFS is a dereliction of duty, says Dr Lala Manners