Free school meals during the holiday for some Welsh children

School children in some of the most deprived parts of Wales are receiving free school meals this summer.

England, Wales: ‘disturbing’ rise in type 2 diabetes in children

More than 620 young people across England and Wales now have type 2 diabetes – up almost 14% in a year

Healthy eating cuts caesarean odds

Healthy eating and physical activity during pregnancy limits excess weight gain and lowers the odds of having a caesarean section, according to research.

Wales: parents unaware of children's weight

Parents in Wales are struggling to recognise when their children are overweight, experts have warned.

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.