A new report predicts child obesity could reduce Australian life expectancy by more than four years. Here’s why you should be a little skeptical.
Whether it’s a special treat or family traits, children’s risk of being overweight or obese is strongly linked to their grandparents.
White River Primary school in South Africa, sponsored by Coca Cola.
A ban on sugary drinks sale and advertisements in schools is likely to hold more promise in improving the diets of children and help prevent obesity in children than voluntary actions.
With UNICEF ranking New Zealand 35th out of 41 rich countries for children’s well-being, the gap between rhetoric and reality is wider than ever.
Child's feet on bathroom scale
Obesity in young people today may contribute up to 14% of overall risk of multiple sclerosis in 2035.
We asked five experts if there should be a nation-wide ban on junk food in schools. Four out of five said yes.
The Daily Mile gets children out of the classroom for fifteen minutes every day to run or jog, at their own pace.
The Daily Mile
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.
Come school holidays, your school-aged kids are more likely to spend longer on their screens than they do in term time. Here’s how to get them outside and active, with a bit of planning.
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.
The mother’s education level is also a factor.
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.
Researchers are calling for legislation limiting the amount of sugar in baby food.
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.
Brightly coloured, strategically placed. No wonder parents and kids can have a tough time saying “no” to sugary snacks.
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.
Put down that bleach.
A sanitised environment can mean fewer helpful bacteria. That has some surprising consequences for the health of children.
As a nation, we drink 679m litres of the stuff every year.
Children in the UK drink more energy drinks than in any other country in Europe — and many parents are unaware of the health risks.
What we eat, how much and how often changes over our lives.
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.