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With under-fives missing some of the basic health standards, Gabriella Jozwiak takes a look at what is being done to improve nutrition in the early years.
The UK is failing its most vulnerable children and any improvements in tackling child poverty are in danger of being eroded by Government welfare policies, doctors' leaders have warned.
More funding is required for free school meals and breakfast clubs to help tackle high levels of child food poverty, recommends a report by the London Assembly.
Nearly 100 milk suppliers have written an open letter to health and agriculture ministers urging them to choose the most 'sensible' option outlined in the nursery milk review - to cap the price that can be claimed for milk.
Huge numbers of children living below the poverty line do not qualify for free school meals according to research by The Children's Society.
The School and Nursery Milk Alliance has written to the Prime Minister to highlight its concerns about the Department of Health consultation on nursery milk.
Some nurseries have been left without their free milk entitlement after a leading supplier stopped milk deliveries, because health chiefs allegedly found apparent discrepancies in its claims.
Large numbers of pupils in London are starting the day without breakfast, a survey claims.