• How can exercise help my kids sleep better?
    • How can exercise help my kids sleep better?

      Posted on July 28, 2015

      Two of the chief concerns that parents often have about their children are that they aren’t getting enough exercise, and that they aren’t sleeping well. Sleep and exercise might be two activities that are poles apart, but they actually help each

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    • 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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  • Threat of debt collectors for parents who don’t pay dinner money

    Filed under: News — Posted by: Linda on April 30, 2011

    The parents of pupils at Corinthian Primary school in Liverpool could face a visit from a debt collector, as the school has dinner money debts amounting to hundreds of pounds. Although a debt collection agency has branded the official warning as ridiculous, the head teacher, Gary Crockett has decided that the time has come for action.

    The letter which was issued to parents said: (more…)

    Families with obese children to be offered free supermarket lessons

    Filed under: News — Posted by: Linda on April 25, 2011

    A health initiative is to be launched by Mind, Exercise, Nutrition…Do It! The programme, funded by NHS Manchester and the city council, will offer free lessons and supermarket trips to teach families how to choose and buy healthy foods. Residents in Wythenshawe, Harpurhey and Gorton with low incomes will be able to apply for a place on the healthy lifestyle programme.

    The cost of these practical sessions would normally be £400, but the successful applicants will not be charged. The families will have to have (more…)

    Teachers blame parents for pupil’s bad behaviour

    Filed under: News — Posted by: Linda on April 24, 2011

    A survey carried out by the National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers, has revealed that teachers believe that a pupil’s bad behaviour in school is due to a lack of support from parents. The survey, which was completed by more than 8000 members, shows that teachers don’t feel supported by parents when (more…)

    Teachers bullied in school

    Filed under: News — Posted by: Linda on April 22, 2011

    A survey carried out by the Association of Teachers and Lecturers, has revealed that 28 percent of staff in school have been bullied. Out of this group, 25 percent said that they had been bullied by a pupil and 23 percent said they had been picked on by a parent. Half of the staff admitted to being bullied by a senior member of staff, which includes the head teacher.

    Nine hundred teachers took part in the survey, which was released as members of the ATL at their year conference in Liverpool, tried to solve the problem of bullying. ATL members have expressed concern (more…)

    Nine stone dog left immobile after being fed junk food

    Filed under: News — Posted by: Linda on April 20, 2011

    Cassie, a seven year old border collie, arrived at Dog’s Trust re-homing centre in Kenilworth weighing three times more than she should after being fed a diet of junk food. Staff at the dogs home were dismayed, as Cassie faces the same problems as an obese human, including (more…)

    Children injured through violence on the increase

    Filed under: News — Posted by: Linda on April 19, 2011

    Research has shown that injuries as a result of violence, to children under the age of ten has increased by 20 percent in the last year. The study, carried out by Cardiff university, also revealed that the total number of people in England and Wales who were treated for injuries through violence, had fallen by 37,000 overall, down to 313,033 in 2010.

    The number of under tens who received treatment for (more…)

    Children to run 56 miles after Easter Eggstravaganza

    Filed under: News — Posted by: Linda on April 15, 2011

    According to research carried out by Kennedy’s Confection magazine, children will have to run 56 miles at Easter, just to burn off the extra chocolate they will consume. The study has shown that the  average child under 12 years old, will be given approximately seven Easter eggs by relatives and friends, (more…)

    Girl writes book to hit back at bullies

    Filed under: News — Posted by: Linda on April 13, 2011

    LaNiyah Bailey, six years old, has written a book called ‘Not fat because I wannabe.’ The book is her way of fighting back at the bullies who have called her names and teased her since the age of four. LaNiyah used to go home after pre school (more…)

    Clean your carpets or remove them?

    Filed under: Ailments — Posted by: Mark on April 11, 2011

    A few years ago my daughter, out of nowhere, began breathing very heavily and was having trouble sleeping. She was about five years old, and it didn’t seem anything to be worried about as she was fine during the day, she just kept waking up at night ‘snorting’.

    When I was younger I went through a phase in school of hyperventilating. It was, at the time, quite frightening as it would come without any warning and made it very hard to breath. My mother believed it was related to my new pets, two terrapins, and she (more…)

    Peta poster labels feeding kids meat child abuse

    Filed under: News — Posted by: Linda on April 10, 2011

    A new Peta campaign has sparked fury from residents of Merthyr Tydfil, as a poster displayed on their billboard describes feeding kids meat as child abuse. The poster shows a picture of a child eating a burger, with the caption:

    Feeding kids meat is child abuse. Fight the fat. Go veg.

    The poster is part of a campaign by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, trying to raise awareness of the huge child obesity problem in the town. The local council are not happy (more…)

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