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According to doctors, there is a lack of awareness of the dangers of giving whole grapes to young children.

Most parents of overweight children think their child is the right weight, the annual NHS health survey for England has found.

A national campaign to help parents spot the signs of sepsis has been launched by the health secretary Jeremy Hunt.

A toothbrushing programme in early years settings has made children less reluctant to clean their teeth.

A charity has warned that tackling children's taste for sugar and junk food will be a ‘public health test like no other’.

Online advertising of foods high in fat, salt and sugar aimed at children is to be banned under new rules coming into effect next year.

The Government is being pressured to do more to protect children and teaching staff from exposure to asbestos in schools.

A petition to extend maternity leave for mothers of the around 60,000 babies born prematurely in the UK each year, has been signed by more than 120,000 people and could lead to a change in the law.

With the Government’s obesity strategy leaving much to be desired, early years managers may have to take the matter into their own hands, reports Hannah Crown

New research, which ranks 38 countries for children’s physical activity, places England, Scotland and Wales among the worst.