Lack of sleep linked to children’s diabetes risk

An evidence review has found a link between a lack of sleep in childhood and an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Brain-training game could help children pick healthy foods

A simple brain-training game could encourage children to choose healthy snacks instead of chocolate and sweets, suggests a new study.

CPD Module 2: Age-appropriate weaning foods

Weaning practices have changed frequently over the years whether due to trends or in response to new evidence – leaving families and sometimes health professionals unsure of the latest guidance.

CPD Module 1: Vitamin D status of young children

The importance of vitamin D has come to the fore in recent years leading to frequent discussion...

Vitamin D deficiency link to heart disease risk

Vitamin D deficiency in overweight children and adolescents may be an early sign of cardiovascular disease, says a new study. 

Omega-3 benefits could 'depend on child's weight'

Body weight may be pivotal in deciding how much benefit children get from eating ‘good’ omega-3 fats, says new research.

Marmite: love it or hate it

A spoonful of Marmite a day may stimulate the production of a chemical associated with healthy brain function, say researchers at the University of York.

Being overweight in pregnancy linked to infant risk of cerebral palsy

A study of Swedish women has associated being overweight or obese in pregnancy with a higher infant risk of cerebral palsy.

Children 'loading up on sugar' at breakfast time

Children are consuming half the daily recommended sugar intake at their first meal of the day, according to data from Public Health England (PHE).

Parents purchase frozen dinners for more than convenience

Researchers in the US looking at why parents buy ready meals have found they are motivated by more than just saving time.

Obesity rates in England highest ever

The proportion of overweight and obese children leaving primary school in England is now the highest on record.