Childhood Obesity

Response to the Obesity Study

Vicky Frankland | Posted 17.09.2014 | 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 03.09.2014 | 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 02.09.2014 | 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...

'GO AWAY, YOU'RE MODERATELY OBESE'

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...

Read This and Your Children Will Thank You

Dr William Bird MBE | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr William Bird MBE

You don't have to be the right weight to be healthy. It is perfectly okay to be overweight, as long as you are active and fit. This may sound like a bold and shocking statement but research shows that far more people die of inactivity than obesity.

Too Poor for Nature

David Bond | Posted 03.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
David Bond

These three million children are not just growing up in material poverty, but in environmental poverty. They can not afford nature... Children growing up in deprived areas are more likely to be underweight at birth, and obese in their teens. They are at much greater risk from accidental injury in the home and tend to perform worse at school.

Banning Packed Lunches Is a Step Too Far

The Conversation UK | Posted 21.09.2013 | UK Politics
The Conversation UK

Childhood obesity is an increasing problem and is caused by a simple imbalance between energy in (food) and energy out (exercise and activity) and any attempt at prevention or cure needs to address this imbalance. School lunches are one key part of this equation and if schools can offer low cost, healthy meals then all would be great.

Is It Time to Scrap the Kid's Menu?

Amy Leech | Posted 17.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Leech

As a step in the right direction, we're calling for all restaurants, pubs and cafes to give the option of children's portions of adult meals as standard, offered on the menu, not just for those who feel able to ask. we want children to be treated the same, if not better, than adults. It's time for kid's meals to grow up.

Mexico Beats United States As World's Fattest Country

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Mexico has surpassed the United States as the world's fattest nation, with 32.8% of its population now classed as obese. This worrying figure is hi...

Fat Fathers Likely To Have Fat Children

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Fat fathers may be more likely to produce sons and daughters who struggle with weight, a study suggests. Scientists saw the trend in mice whose fat...

Jo Swinson You're Missing the Point, Fat Bodies Are Destroying Self Esteem

Janice Atkinson | Posted 28.07.2013 | UK Politics
Janice Atkinson

The answer is quite simple Ms Swinson. Instead of wasting taxpayers' money on campaigns that no one is going to listen to, you should be directing your campaigns to not feeding children junk food in school, selling off playing fields, and failing to tackle the food industry.

Why We Can't Afford NOT To Invest In Help For UK's "Lazy Porkers"

Rob Atkinson | Posted 18.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rob Atkinson

BBC Radio Five Live were crusading again last week, their plan of campaign once more heavily reliant upon taking a lazy sound-bite and stimulating a h...