If any other condition affected as many children and contributed to as many long-term health problems as obesity does, we would have had an action plan long ago. But it's not too late to start.
Encouraging your baby to be active can improve their health in other areas too.
A new study reports that school-based physical activity interventions are ineffective in improving young people's activity levels. But we just need to think outside the box if we want them to work.
The mixed messages around children, food and weight - not to mention sophisticated marketing - can leave parents perplexed. But there are ways to wade through it all and find healthy choices.
New guidelines have been launched that make recommendations on the daily activities of babies and young children.
HIV negative children born to women with HIV have a greater risk of dying before their first birthday.
A new study points to a clear link between childhood arthritis and abnormally low levels of vitamin D, especially ion northern countries.
Formula feeding has been linked to higher weight gain in children. But parents who are formula feeding their babies can take measures to promote healthy weight gain.
This is what children want from their local areas to live happier and healthier lives.
There have been many advances made in the prevention and treatment of pneumonia, but providing for people's basic needs can help reduce the disease burden.
Thanks to successful vaccination programs, Australia has just been declared free of rubella. Continued vigilance is important to make sure it doesn't come back.
From food insecurity to cyberbullying and teenage suicide, Canada scores low on child health.
The marketing of breakfast cereals may be confusing consumers with a mix of true and inflated claims.
Children who have witnessed the death of a parent at the hands of another parent will understandably suffer some serious consequences. Research has shown these children need and want to be heard.
There may be additional long-term health harms from antibiotic exposure in early life and before birth, including an increased risk of infection, obesity and asthma.
Dog walking has health benefits for children - but it's not a straightforward fitness boost.
South Africa has made significant progress with some of the sustainable development goal targets. But with others its lagging far behind.
If your child has a problem with defiant behaviours, there are a number of things you can do to avoid standoffs and reduce the chance of meltdowns. Here's how.
Each year an estimated 100 000 women have complications during childbirth which leave them with obstetric vaginal fistula.
Vitamin D could help the 20m children worldwide who suffer from acute, severe malnutrition.