A controversial advertising campaign aimed at highlighting the issue of childhood obesity has caused outrage in the United States, but has been accepted in the UK. The adverts, which are designed to shock, feature real children who are obese with slogans on them. One reads “Warning. It’s hard to be a little girl if you’re not” and “My fat may be funny to you, but it’s killing me”.
The adverts have won the approval of the chairman (more…)
As the level of teenage drinking continues to rise, Roisin Shortall, the Irish health minister has made the suggestion that permitting teenagers to consume alcohol in the home could be a contributory factor of substance abuse among youths. Although the minister recognises that most parents allow consumption of alcohol at home in order to encourage a responsible attitude towards drinking, she believes that this practice may cause more harm.
According to the minister for health, alcohol is more damaging to teenagers than (more…)
MP Diane Abbott said in an interview with The Standard, that children must be allowed to play in the street in order to tackle the growing problem of childhood obesity. The Labour MP believes that many children become obese as their parents are afraid to let them play outdoors. She also stated that the present day culture of PlayStation 3 (more…)