Child Obesity

  • Childhood obesity ‘closely linked’ to affluence

    A CHILD IN reception class in Barking and Dagenham is over two-and-a-half times more likely to be obese than a child of the same age in Richmond upon Thames, only 18 miles down the road. Meanwhile, a five-year old in… Read More

  • Back of house

    POLITICIANS DON’T seem keen on a tax on sugary drinks, so the Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group took matters into its own hands. CEO Simon Blagden suggests it won’t be long before others follow their lead.           … Read More

  • News in review

    MORRISONS MAY have shed a tear when it read this week’s assessment of its move to appease disgruntled farmers.                   The supermarket will launch a new milk brand this autumn, called Milk… Read More

  • Childhood obesity starting younger and more common

    CHILDREN BORN since the 1980s are three times more likely than older generations to be obese, a new study by University College London has found.                           Prof Rebecca… Read More

  • Parents, not fast food, to blame for childhood obesity

    RESEARCHERS AT the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) has released a report stating that fast-food consumption is simply a by-product of a much bigger problem: poor all-day-long dietary habits that originate in children’s homes.   The study,… Read More