Obesity rates in UK primary school children saw their ‘highest annual rise’ in 2020-21 with children living in ‘the most deprived areas’ more than twice as likely to be obese than those in more affluent locals.
A coalition of European health, medical, consumer and family organisations has called on the European Union to adopt legislation to protect children from the ‘harmful impacts’ of the ‘widespread, ubiquitous and insidious’ marketing of nutritionally poor...
Findings released by Bite Back 2030 claim to expose the powerful, deliberate and dishonest marketing tactics being employed by the food and drinks industry to encourage teenagers to eat unhealthy products in ever increasing quantities.
The UK Government announced plans to limit the advertising of unhealthy foods last week. The food and advertising industries expressed ‘disappointment’ at ‘draconian’ measures, while health campaigners welcomed the news but voiced concern over possible...
Germany’s voluntary code governing marketing food to children has been updated. “Advertising must not induce children to eat unhealthily,” Federal Minister of Food Julia Klöckner stressed. What are the changes and do they go far enough?
The international team behind a new global analysis caution that highly variable childhood nutrition may lead to stunted growth and a rise in childhood obesity— factors that could affect a child's health their entire life.
Young kids (aged 3 to 5) were found to be highly susceptible to overeating when given larger portion sizes, challenging the "self-regulation" theory, in which children are claimed to have a natural ability to respond to internal cues of hunger...
As the UK’s childhood obesity strategy turned one last week, health campaigners lined up their critiques of the first 365 days. However, the government managed to sidestep any bad press by announcing an expansion of the plan’s focus (from sugar content...
Levels of obesity in the UK have almost doubled since the early 1990s, with 58% of women and 65% of men overweight or obese. Obesity-related hospital admissions for children have almost doubled in the past 10 years, which makes the government’s failure...
A slowdown in childhood obesity growth rates does not absolve the food and drink industry from blame, despite its efforts to reduce the fat, sugar and salt (FSS) content of its products, experts have said.
Restricting marketing to children and continuing to cut salt, fats and added sugar in processed foods are among initiatives put forward in a plan to tackle childhood obesity, agreed by EU member states in Greece last week.
With childhood obesity rates apparently sky rocketing around the world, celebrity chefs redesigning school meals, and international initiatives to influence what our children eat, now is an interesting time for child nutrition.
A number of major food firms in the US have been called upon to
follow the lead of the Kellogg Company, by restricting food
marketing to children and improving the nutritional profile of
their kid-oriented products.
Britain's TV advertising watchdog Ofcom has given a boost to
beleaguered food companies by stating that there is no need for
tighter regulations on the way in which they advertise food
products to children. But childhood obesity...