Popular chain store Marks & Spencers have announced that they will be introducing a plus size range in children’s clothing in response to consumer demand. Deputy chairman of British Medical Association’s Scottish General Practitioners Committee, Dr Andrew Buist has reservations regarding the move towards normalising child obesity expressing fears that (more…)
Once you have realised that your child needs to lose some weight, and obtained advice from your doctor or dietician, you may have to think about altering the eating habits of all the family members. Healthy diets for kids are not just a part time option, they are about adopting a healthy lifestyle which includes foods which are necessary for good health as well as the occasional treat.
One of the most important aspects of a diet for a child is that (more…)
For many parents raising a child presents a variety of problems throughout your child’s formative years, from bringing your baby home from the hospital, through preschool and the teenage years. The main goal for all parents is to have (more…)
With child obesity reaching huge levels nationally there have been arguments raging concerning the control of this epidemic, with increased government intervention being called for by some and improved health education by others. Jamie Oliver has been a champion of healthy school meals for a long time and has been criticised (more…)
In excess of 70 overweight children have enrolled at Wellspring UK, an American style camp at the Streatham Campus at the University of Exeter, which aims to help youngsters aged between 11 and 24 to lose excess weight.
The courses are held during July and August, lasting between four and eight weeks and costing (more…)
Some of the top doctors in the United Kingdom will be demanding action from the government to tackle the availability of junk food to children. As over a third of the UK’s children are overweight it is now thought to be time to deal with the problem of child obesity which can lead to increased rates of heart disease, diabetes and other ailments.
It has been suggested by some of our leading doctors that we have a ‘fat tax’ on foods which are high in (more…)
The poverty and health of the children of Nottingham will be under debate at Westminster this week as Chris Leslie, the new Member of Parliament for Nottingham East, will be urging the ministers not to cut funding which is vital for tackling child health problems.
When Chris Leslie was elected in May 2010 he promised to concentrate on (more…)
TV celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has been campaigning for healthier school meals since 2004 and has actively campaigned against unhealthy school meals for the last few years across the whole of Britain. The UK’s health minister Andrew Lansley disagrees with the approach of Jamie Oliver saying that telling people what to eat may be counterproductive. (more…)
A parenting guide created by Diana Hill and Rebecca Chicot won first prize in a competition run by South Cambridgeshire District Council. The two women have produced DVD guides to offer support to parents raising children.
As a result of winning the contest, against huge competition, Diana and Rebecca will receive legal and accounting support as well as public relations support. They will also receive free office accommodation for one year which will be a huge support as well as the access to experts who will help them to market the DVD successfully.
The two women will work in partnership with St Johns ambulance in the coming year to launch (more…)