• 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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  • “Fat tax” in Denmark to tackle child obesity

    Filed under: News — Posted by: Linda on September 29, 2011

    With the United Kingdom having the highest obesity levels which includes child obesity, in Europe the government may find itself under pressure to follow Denmark’s lead to introduce a “fat tax”. The Danes are the first country in the world to introduce the tax on fatty foods, in a bid to reduce obesity levels.

    In Denmark, there are less than 10 percent of people who are clinically obese, which is less than (more…)

    Lady Gaga fights for anti bullying laws

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

    Lady Gaga has turned her feelings of despair following the suicide of a 14 year old boy, into being proactive. The singer has resolved to meet with President Obama to discuss anti bullying laws. Jamey Rodemeyer, a fan of Lady Gaga killed himself after being subjected to bullying by his peers. The star wants to make bullying illegal, calling it a “hate crime”.

    Gaga recently gave interviews which outlined (more…)

    Calorie counting at McDonald’s

    Filed under: News — Posted by: Linda on September 18, 2011

    McDonald’s are now including the number of calories in each item on their menu. Each of its 1200 restaurants in the United Kingdom will display the information for all customers to see. McDonald’s are taking part in the Responsibility Deal which was launched by the government to address issues with public health. The initiative is to encourage companies to participate and work towards improving public health, including childhood obesity, rather than create even more red tape for companies to work through.

    Over 5000 food outlets on the High Street will display the number of calories in food and drink, to help customers make a more informed and hopefully, healthier choice. Pizza Hut, KFC, Pret a Manger and J D Wetherspoon are just a few companies which are (more…)

    Parents dread school holidays as cost of entertainment rises

    Filed under: News — Posted by: Rachel on September 14, 2011

    According to a survey conducted by a discount voucher website, a large number of parents dread the school holidays due to the expense of entertaining their children. The discount voucher website questioned 1,192 parents to discover more (more…)

    Child Obesity a Parent’s Guide Review

    Filed under: Obesity — Posted by: Rachel on September 12, 2011

    Child Obesity: A Parent’s Guide

    This comprehensive yet easily digestible guide to child obesity is a must-have for any parent who suspects their child may be overweight or wants to develop healthy lifestyle habits that will prevent their child from becoming so.

    This no-nonsense handbook de-sensationalises the media coverage about child obesity and gives parents up-to-date facts and figures about the dangers of an unhealthy lifestyle for our children. Child obesity has been referred to as a ticking time bomb which must be defused before children’s weight issues reach epidemic proportions. Judith Manson is successful in driving (more…)

    New school year sees action against childhood obesity

    Filed under: News,Obesity — Posted by: Mark on

    As the new school year begins, state maintained primary and middle schools will roll out the National Child Measurement Programme, which aims to raise awareness of a child’s health and well being. According to statistics collected from the NCMP, almost a quarter of (more…)

    Jamie Oliver calls for help to save 42m obese kids

    Filed under: News — Posted by: Linda on September 8, 2011

    According to Jamie Oliver, more people are being killed by obesity than being underweight, which is a first for the history books. The champion for healthy school meals, Jamie set about criticising the worldwide addiction to “rubbish” foods which are processed. Governments are being urged by Oliver to educate overweight children of the consequences of eating a diet of junk food.

    Of the one billion people throughout the world who are overweight, 42 million are (more…)

    School lunch box snacks contribute to childhood obesity

    Filed under: News — Posted by: Linda on September 4, 2011

    Which? has issued a warning to parents who use pre packaged snacks as part of their child’s lunch. The labelling on these snack foods don’t provide clear information regarding the nutritional content. Parents could be packing what they believe is a healthy packed lunch for school, when it actually contains high levels of fat, sugar and salt. As the childhood obesity levels continue to rise, (more…)