This section is corned with topics relating to child health and child obesity issues, and includes some tips for getting children more active too.

Child Health, Obesity and The Puppy Fat Myth

It is a common misconception that it is OK for children to be overweight as they will lose weight when they get older. In most cases children that are overweight or obese at the age of 5 will continue to be obese into adulthood. There is no such thing as “puppy fat” for children, only babies should carry some extra protective fat. As soon as children are walking and running they should be slim and fit. It is now estimated that around 25% of all under 5 year-olds are overweight and many of these will go in to develop serious weight related illnesses such as Type 2 Diabetes.

Young People Eat Like Their Friends

A very common trend that is often considered a serious obstacle in cutting the rise of obesity is that young people are very influenced by what their friends are eating. Although parents, teachers and government health campaigns can help to…

Children To Learn How to Cook Healthily

A new government incentive to help to teach children about eating a healthy diet, and also teach them to cook for themselves, has been launched. The main purpose is to educated children, so that they are more likely to avoid…