Childhood Obesity

Why the Government Should Make Nurseries Its Allies in the Fight Against Childhood Obesity

Purnima Tanuku | Posted 10.04.2015 | UK Parents
Purnima Tanuku

Nursery staff talk to the children about the meals they are preparing and involve them. The children sow the seeds, water the plants and pick the produce. They bring in fresh courgettes from the garden and chop them up for lunch.

Why We Need to Stop Ignoring Childhood Obesity

Dr Sally Norton | Posted 08.04.2015 | UK Parents
Dr Sally Norton

It is hard to give a good example to our kids when our own eating behaviour and body image have been skewed by years of yo-yo-dieting, misleading health advice and media pressure. If we develop a better relationship with healthy eating and exercise, then not only will our own bodies benefit, but our children will have a great example that they can learn from.

Parents Are Failing To Recognise Their Child Is Obese

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Childhood obesity is becoming more and more common in the UK, but parents may not be able to recognise the warning signs. New research has found pa...

10-Month-Old Baby Girl Weighs The Same As A Six-Year-Old

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A shockingly obese 10-month-old baby girl in India has weighed in at almost 3 stone, making her one of the heaviest children in the world for her age....

Beyoncé Reveals Workout Video, World Breaks Into A Sweat Just Watching It

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Oh to be Beyoncé. The singer graced us with an insight into her epic fitness regime last night. And - to be quite honest - it made us sweat ju...

Are Sugary Drinks To Blame For Girls Starting Periods Early In Life?

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Sugary drinks could be causing women to start their menstrual cycle prematurely, according to a new study. The discovery is particularly important ...

Mystery Illness Leaves 10-Month-Old Baby 'Morbidly Obese'

Barcroft | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

At just ten months old, Juanita Valentina Hernandez weighs the same as an average five-year-old. And it poses a huge risk to her health. The bubbly...

Your Children Are Fat! Teachers Tell Parents It's Their Job to Keep Their Kids Slim

Olga Levancuka | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Olga Levancuka

For us whom live in London, a hard fitness regime is paramount as such as in New York, do forget about the rest of England, where average folk look... healthy. Like they actually have had something to eat.

Response to the Obesity Study

Vicky Frankland | Posted 16.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vicky Frankland

There have been many articles in the newspapers over the past week; all centered a new study from the University of London, which involved data from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing. After 4 days of looking at a group of nearly 3000 adults over the age of 50 this study has discovered that fat shaming does not help people lose weight.

Five Inspiring Campaigns to Reverse Childhood Obesity

Christopher James Clark | Posted 02.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Christopher James Clark

During the past several years, Michelle Obama has been the most visible champion of childhood obesity awareness, primarily through her Let's Move campaign. But many other organizations and individuals are also directing incredible energy and creativity toward reversing this tragic epidemic.

Too Many Cattle?

Clive Norman | Posted 01.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Clive Norman

Today a report was released saying essentially that greenhouse gasses are increasing due to having too many cattle. I think this is tosh. What do you think?

Junk Food 'Destroying Health Of A Generation Of Children'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The health of an entire generation of children could be "destroyed" by a diet of junk food and lack of exercise, doctors have warned. As a result,...

Food Revolution Day 2014 #FRD2014

Danny McCubbin | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Danny McCubbin

Someone said to me in the office the other day that perhaps in the future people will look back at this time in history and compare our current obesity crisis as the same way that we now view the harm that smoking cigarettes causes. "Why did we not do more about educating our children about good food and how to cook it?" we might be saying.

If Our Children Don't Lose Weight and Exercise More, We'll Be Extinct Like the Dinosaurs

Sandra Roycroft-Davis | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sandra Roycroft-Davis

In Britain, almost a third of 10 and 11-year-olds and over a fifth of four to five-year-olds are either overweight or obese. This week, it was revealed that one patient in seven in Britain's NHS hospitals has diabetes... The warning signs could not be any clearer. The trouble is, who's listening?

Blame Granny

Sian Breslin | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Breslin

If your child is fat, blame granny (and I'm guessing also granddad!) For years you've dumped them on your aging parents, collected them when it suited you and now you can blame them for making your kids fat.

Don't Give Junk Food Marketers a Place on the Sofa

Maura Gillespie | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maura Gillespie

You might not even realise it, but junk food marketers sneak unhealthy products into our homes every day. How? They find a way in through our TV screens, laptops, and smartphones.

Colombia's Fattest Baby ‘Rescued' By Charity (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK

An obese eight-month-old baby boy who weighs the same as a child of six has been “rescued” by a charity. Santiago Mendoza is being cared for b...

Strict Parenting Is Likely To Make Your Child Overweight

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Frequent watchers of Supernanny and Wife Swap may come to the conclusion that bringing your kids up with a firm hand will prevent them from turning in...

A Healthy Heart for Life

Professor Kevin Fenton | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Kevin Fenton

Coronary heart disease (CHD) was the biggest cause of death in England, accounting for nearly 60,000 of the total 466,800 deaths in 2012 (about one in seven deaths in men and one in ten deaths in women). And it's the top cause of death for people under the age of 75. Most of the risk of heart attack is down to a few risk factors that are potentially modifiable...

A National New Year's Resolution to Tackle Childhood Obesity

Annabel Karmel | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annabel Karmel

The obesity problem is only going to be solved with concerted and sustained action, and a greater commitment at all levels than has previously been made. We have our part to play as individuals. Government must also meet its responsibilities.

The UK Is Far Too PC on Child Obesity

Alan Jackson | Posted 16.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Alan Jackson

It appears that in the UK we have become so politically correct that accurate biological terminology can't be applied even when highly appropriate and in perfect context. We have to swerve around precise, quantifiable and descriptive words and replace them with ineffectual euphemisms.

Woman To Give 'Obesity Letters' To Overweight Children This Halloween Instead Of Sweets

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 31.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

On Halloween, when children dress up in their scariest costumes to play trick or treat on their neighbours, they expect to fill their bellies with swe...


The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 30.10.2013 | UK

Even if you don’t like Halloween you play along a little, handing out sweets to the local urchins in exchange for not having your plants ripped up. ...

The Four Pillars of a Healthy and Happy Child's Life

Chris Mayhew | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Mayhew

Any parent will know that their child needs a balance of a number of things in order to develop into a healthy and happy person, but as figures regarding child obesity are becoming more and more alarming; are we neglecting these important life pillars?

Saudi Arabian Boy, 2, Weighing 33kg Has Drastic Weight Loss Surgery (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 19.11.2013 | UK

A two-and-a-half-year-old morbidly obese boy has had drastic weight loss surgery. The Saudi Arabian toddler weighed 33kg and had a Body Mass Index...