An integrated targeted intervention to prevent obesity in infants born into a diverse community

Julie Greenway, Lynne Thompson and Sally Cornfield explore whether a nutrition and healthy-living course for mothers could influence three misleading beliefs that can lead to childhood obesity.

Targeting healthy pregnancies

Journalist Helen Bird looks at the gap in preconception health support and knowledge, and considers a three-part solution.

Social media can raise children's unhealthy snack intake

Research from the University of Liverpool has highlighted the negative influence that social media can have on children’s food intake.

Sensory learning helps children eat more healthily

Researchers have found that sensory-based education in nursery children promotes healthier eating habits.

Early-life obesity impacts children's learning and memory

Being obese or overweight in the first two years of life and poorer cognitive ability at school age have been linked by a study, published in the journal Obesity.

Scotland: government plans to halve childhood obesity

Ambitious plans are being drawn up to halve the number of children with obesity by 2030.

Wales: a quarter of four- and five-year-olds are obese or overweight

Up to 25% of children aged four and five in Wales are obese or overweight.

Veganism: the right diet for children?

Increasing numbers of parents are opting to bring up their children on a vegan diet. But is this advisable – or sustainable? Journalist Radhika Holmström asks a panel of specialists.

Children in charge of unhealthy packed lunches

Children are persuading parents to fill their lunchboxes with sugary and fattening treats, according to research.

Anti-obesity drives help boost pupil performance

A review of anti-obesity initiatives in schools found they helped to improve pupils’ problem-solving and could boost achievement.

England: call for action on childhood obesity

A new report from Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity seeks to shift the debate around childhood obesity from ‘willpower’ to how environments shape decision-making in diets.
 

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