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50 Percent Of Kids “Need More Exercise”

50 Percent Of Kids “Need More Exercise”

Whilst I was never sporty as I kid I was always pretty active. Back when I was a kid the school holidays would often involve us kids jumping on our bikes and disappearing for day, or going up and down the street on our skateboards. I also remember I would often take...
Rise In Child Obesity Hospital Admissions

Rise In Child Obesity Hospital Admissions

There has been a four-fold increase in the number of children and teenagers admitted to hospital for obesity-related conditions in the last decade, doctors in England and Wales warn. In 2009, nearly 4,000 young people needed hospital treatment for problems complicated...
Does Skimmed Milk Cause Childhood Obesity?

Does Skimmed Milk Cause Childhood Obesity?

If you believe the conventional wisdom about eating fat causing weight gain then the thought of reduced fat products causing people to be overweight might sound ridiculous. Yet a new report suggests that two-year-olds who drink skimmed milk are more likely to become...
Generation X-Large

Generation X-Large

The Daily Mail is reporting that clothing chains have been forced to rip up their sizing system for children to reflect the fact youngsters are now taller, wider and heavier. A new template for those aged four to 16 has been devised for retailers to reflect major...
Tax Fizzy Drinks And Ban Junk Food Ads

Tax Fizzy Drinks And Ban Junk Food Ads

Fizzy drinks should be heavily taxed and junk food adverts banished until after the watershed, doctors have said, in a call for action over obesity. The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, which represents nearly every doctor in the UK, said ballooning waistlines...