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Research shows that iodine deficiency in pregnant women can impair a child's cognitive development. Ruth Thomson examines the impacts of the deficiency and outlines what can be done to prevent it.

The Department of Health (DoH) has announced more than 5m of funding to encourage children and families to exercise more.

According to the London Food Board, which interviewed more than 1,000 parents and children, nine per cent of children in London, the equivalent of 74,000 in real terms, sometimes or often go to bed hungry.

The British Heart Foundation has committed 1.2m to help deprived areas in the UK cut children's risk of heart disease.

The news that a nursery worker has won a back injury case against her former employer has highlighted a lack of awareness in the sector of the importance of workplace risk assessments, say experts.

The Early Intervention Foundation has named the 20 'pioneering places' it will work closely with to provide 'real-life', practical answers about how to deliver early intervention to the best effect.

A team of nursery nurses is benefiting newborns, their families and the NHS. Ruth Thomson visits.

A study by Kings College London and the University of Dundee has found that eczema plays a key role in the development of food allergy in babies.

The Welsh Assembly has published its first early years and childcare plan, detailing ways in which it will support families and young children over the next ten years.

A plan of action commissioned by the Government last year to improve the quality and take-up of school meals has been published today.