A book which is due to be published in the United States in October 2011, has already raised concerns among experts in child health, nutrition and eating disorders. The book, which is called “Maggie goes on a diet” is by Paul Kramer, who writes books which are aimed at dealing with common issues for young people and children. He has also written books that target bed wetting and personal hygiene. The book is about a 14 year old girl who is overweight. The cover of the book features (more…)
A call for a watershed time of 9pm on junk food advertising has been announced by the Children’s Food Campaign. Although the current regulations prevent the advertising of junk food on children’s TV channels and programmes, which are primarily watched by children, a large number of family shows that are exempt from the rules are watched by kids who are then exposed to the promotion of junk food. In fact, research carried out by Which? in 2007 discovered that (more…)
Researchers warn that multiple screen viewing could lead to increased levels of obesity in children. The screens include televisions, laptops, computers, smartphones and portable games consoles, often used simultaneously. The research suggests that parents should take into consideration (more…)
According to the results of the Kids Brand Index 2011 research, Walkers Crisps are the number one favourite product with children aged between seven and 15 years old. The Kids Brand Index details the results of research based on the opinions of 4000 children aged seven to 15, in the United Kingdom. The children are separated into two groups: the tweens which are aged seven to 11 and the teens, which are aged 12 to 15. Gender was also (more…)
According to figures for the latest school year, the exclusion of pupils from school is decreasing slightly. In this school year, 29 pupils of primary school age and 68 children of secondary school age have been excluded permanently from school in the Lincolnshire area. Fixed term exclusions have been handed out to 568 kids between five and 11 years old and 2,057 pupils aged 11 to 18. The length of exclusion averaged at three days and reasons include (more…)
One of the deadliest plants in the world was mistakenly planted close to a children’s park. Monkshood, which has purple flowers is extremely poisonous, so poisonous that hunters in the Amazon rainforest tip their arrows with it. The council workers apparently didn’t recognise the killer plant, and went ahead and planted six of them close to a park where children frequently play.
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Statistics released by NHS trusts in the United Kingdom show that children are increasingly developing obsessions with their size, especially girls. The number of children under the age of nine requiring hospital treatment has doubled in the last 12 months. During the last three years, 98 children aged between five and (more…)