We asked five experts if there should be a nation-wide ban on junk food in schools. Four out of five said yes.
From obstacle courses to playing music, school children give their thoughts on how to make a daily run more exciting.
Poor neighbourhoods are driving health inequalities in children.
The average Australian school kid spends more time watching TV or gaming and less time being active over their summer holidays. Could more chores be the answer?
Children's eating styles are different in deprived areas.
Would a ban on snacking on public transport really help combat obesity? An expert in nutrition weighs in.
One in four Australians is overweight or obese by the time they reach adolescence, but it's difficult to predict who is at risk. These three questions can help.
A study showed that most baby food products have a high sugar content.
Children's body mass index is only measured twice in primary school. This is not enough, new study suggests.
There has been a tenfold increase in the worldwide prevalence of childhood obesity over the past four decades.
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.
A sanitised environment can mean fewer helpful bacteria. That has some surprising consequences for the health of children.
Children in the UK drink more energy drinks than in any other country in Europe — and many parents are unaware of the health risks.
Shakespeare wrote of the 'seven ages of man', and our appetite for food changes as we age too – with implications for our health.
Policymakers need to stop focusing on schools to solve the obesity crisis.
Up to 25% of Ecuadorian children suffer from malnutrition, and the country's sugary school snacks aren't helping. Kids need healthful, fresh food — not high-calorie humanitarian aid.
Child support grants are an income resource that enables caregivers to make healthier food choices and provide the means to send their children to school earlier.
People have been fretting about children getting too little sleep for decades.
Childhood obesity is increasing and is most common for children living in disadvantage. But it's preventable if we begin from the start of life.
School garden projects are becoming hugely popular. Over 25 percent of public elementary schools include garden-based learning. Do these gardens improve the education and health of young people?