• Signs of heart disease present in obese children
    • Signs of heart disease present in obese children

      Posted on July 29, 2012

      According to a study published in Archives of Disease in Childhood journal, two thirds of obese children exhibit a problem with their health which is a contributor to heart disease. High cholesterol, blood sugar and high blood pressure may already be present by 12 years of age.

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    • Childhood obesity affected by TV habits
    • Childhood obesity affected by TV habits

      Posted on July 19, 2012

      A recent study from Canada has shown that the number of hours spent watching TV between two years and four years old can have a detrimental effect on the size of a child’s waistline by the age of 10. The study, which was published in a BioMed Central journal, looked at the television habits of 1,314 children. One extra hour of TV viewing each week at age four could affect the muscle fitness of a child aged 10 and also increase the size of their waste by half a millimetre.

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    • School food review angers Jamie Oliver
    • School food review angers Jamie Oliver

      Posted on July 4, 2012

      The education secretary has announced that a review is to be carried out on school lunches served by schools in England. Michael Gove has selected the men responsible for the Leon chain of restaurants, John Vincent and Henry Dimbleby to carry out the review. The review is being launched as concerns continue about the standards of school food. However, Jamie Oliver believes that a review will delay progress for at least a year and has called for immediate action from the government.

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  • Win 1 of 3 copies of Child Obesity A Parent’s Guide

    Filed under: — Posted by: Rachel on August 18, 2011

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    Win 1 of 3 copies of Child Obesity A Parent's Guide

    We have three copies of the newly updated book 'Child Obesity: A Parent's Guide' to give away. The book has just been updated for 2011 with new stats and information, and has been written by Judith Manson. We have an interview with Judith here, where she talks about the book and about child obesity in the UK.

    Answer our question below to be in with a chance of winning a copy of the book - and, if you're stuck on the question, reading the interview might just give you a clue!

    This competition is open only to residents of the UK and Eire. The competition closes on September 25th, and the winners will be randomly selected after that date.

    On average how many UK childern are overweight by the age of 5?

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    4. Within a week of the closing date, winner(s) will be selected from all entries into the competition
    5. The prize consists of 3 x Child Obesity a Parent’s Guide Book
    6. All entries into the draw must be received by 23.59 25th September 2011
    7. Winners will be selected at random under independent supervision within 14 days of the closing date.
    8. No cash or other alternative prizes are available, except that in the event of circumstances outside its control the promoter reserves the right to substitute similar alternatives of equal or greater value.
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