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.
The link that Ronald McDonald House creates between itself and sick children is not just positive, it is sacrosanct.
It's time to stop shifting responsibility onto individuals, and start supporting deprived communities to live healthy lifestyles.
Obese people are stigmatised by society – no wonder parents react defensively to letters informing them their child is overweight.
The proposal is very different to schemes in the US where BMI report cards are sent to parents. Instead, the data would feed into obesity research and prevention programs.
School is out and screens make tempting babysitters. Follow these recommendations to allow your child some screen time without compromising their health and development.
The Daily Mile started in a primary school in central Scotland six years ago. Now it has spread to 3,600 schools in 35 countries.
We asked teenagers what they need to get, and stay, active.
Social media platforms can identify children who are most interested in or vulnerable to junk food and its advertising.
Most people assume the only reason to eat healthy foods is to stay slim. But being slim doesn't mean you're healthy, and doesn't mean it's OK to eat junk.
It's not laziness that is causing some parents to overfeed their children.
Bombarded with unhealthy offerings by the food industry, we blame and shame ourselves for gaining weight. But is it really our fault, or are we being "entrapped?"
The people at risk are the ones who need to be listened to.
We need children to get hold of their fitness levels - literally.
To combat childhood obesity, we need to start from day one.
Many people believe eating healthily is expensive – and more costly than buying junk food. But our new research shows this isn't the case.
Food insecurity is not only a cause of bad food choices, it is a result of the economics and geographies of the food system.
So-called 'healthy towns' will address child obesity and dementia, but the real killer remains at large.
Some children show 'food responsiveness' and others show 'satiety responsiveness'. It's worth know which one yours displays.
It’s like putting the fox in charge of the hen house – food advertisers can make and break the rules as they like.