Would you hold the mother responsible for her daughter’s weight?
Courtesy of Steve Neuberg, Arizona State University, and Jaimie Krems, Oklahoma State University
While excess weight arises from a complex interplay of genes, environment, diet and activity, new research finds Americans hold parents responsible for excess weight in their kids.
The emotional stress of growing up in a poor household may contribute to obesity.
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.
World Obesity Federation
Obesity and excess weight increase the risk of COVID progressing to severe disease, including in children. Vaccination is key to reducing this risk.
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.
Children are eating too much poor nutrient quality food and too little of good nutrient quality food.
Malnutrition during the first 1000 days of life can cast a long shadow over a person’s life.
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.