Positive results have been achieved by the MEND 7-13 Programme according to results from 2009-10 US Community Implementation Data. The results are proof that communities welcome programmes and that they achieve success. The MEND 7-13 Programme lasts for 10 weeks and is free, taking part after school for kids suffering from child obesity and their families, learning how (more…)
Mars confectionery company have announced a reduction in saturated fat in some of its products from next month. Mars, Milky Way, Snickers and Topic will benefit from a 15 percent reduction in fat as a result of an attempt (more…)
The parents of an overweight Scottish teenager have paid £6500 for their daughter to lose weight at a fat camp for kids suffering from child obesity. Hanne Bjormark, a private schoolgirl had all she wanted in life, until she looked in the mirror. Desperately unhappy, she turned to (more…)
New research has shown that children who don’t eat breakfast are more likely to suffer from child obesity. With almost a third of children skipping breakfast, this is alarming news. Girls are 92 percent more likely to become overweight than girls who regularly eat breakfast, whilst 62 percent of boys are more likely to become obese than boys who eat breakfast.
Breakfast is thought to increase (more…)
A system which issues letters to parents of children considered to be obese has come under fire from campaigners and parents as it is classed as a form of bullying. Thousands of parents of primary school children have received NHS letters informing them that their child is overweight. Many of these children are only a couple of pounds overweight which has caused the outcry.
The scheme was introduced by (more…)
The government spending cuts have now resulted in playground schemes in the community being axed or scaled back drastically. The original £235m Playbuilder scheme was introduced by the Labour government in 2008 to build 3500 playgrounds which were designed locally by the residents who would use them. Money for up to 22 playgrounds was given to local councils, some of which have been built, many by youngsters in the area.
This funding has now been frozen in order to (more…)
Professor Steve Field has criticised parents for damaging their kids health by being irresponsible with alcohol, smoking and being overweight as well as damaging their own health in the process. Field, who is chairman of the Royal College of General Practitioners, has confirmed his agreement with health secretary Andrew Lansley who called for the public to take responsibility for their own health and that of their children.
The rocketing levels of diabetes, which is often caused by (more…)
Researchers have found that only one percent of packed lunches taken to school meet the nutritional guidelines set out by the government. School meals that are prepared by local authority schools on the premises were forced to follow government standards from 2006 as part of a solution against child obesity. The foods which were banned included (more…)
Kelloggs have announced a plan to reduce the sugar in four of the popular Coco Pops brand cereals by 15 per cent next year. This decision follows the criticism by experts that cereals which are high in fat, sugar and salt play a large role in child obesity. Kelloggs are aware that they face the challenge of (more…)