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29 November 2018 - The Guardian - 'Diabolical' diets: four in 10 children consume sugary drinks daily

Global study finds rich and poor countries alike fail to make progress on tackling malnutrition. The picture that emerges is one of appallingly bad diets, including high levels of sugar.


22 November 2018 - The Guardian - Type 2 diabetes now affects nearly 7,000 young Britons

New figures reveal huge rise in children and young people with diabetes linked to obesity.


30 August 2018 - BBC News - Government proposes energy drinks ban for children

The sale of energy drinks could be banned in England to anybody under 18, amid fears they are damaging children's health, the prime minister has said.


27 April 2018 - Nutraingredients - Lancet nutrition series: Pre-pregnancy supplementation ‘insufficient’ to boost offspring health

Micronutrient supplementation started in pregnancy can correct important maternal nutrient deficiencies, but it is not sufficient to improve child health, according to research in The Lancet.


17 April 2018 - MedicalXpress - Parental diet before conception affects child's health

A child's health can be compromised not only by a mother who smokes or drinks during pregnancy, but by the obesity and poor diet of both parents well before the child is conceived, researchers say.


17 May 2017 - World Health Organisation - New WHO study on health and well-being of Europe’s youth reveals that obesity continues to rise

A new WHO report, launched today at the European Congress on Obesity in Portugal, reveals that the number of obese adolescents is continuing to rise in many countries across the WHO European Region.



10 January 2017 - MedicalXpress - Consumption of low-calorie sweeteners jumps by 200 percent in US children

Study shows big increases in consumption of artificial sweeteners in recent years


16 February 2015 - FoodAct!ve - New campaign takes the fight to sugary drinks companies

A new campaign launched today takes the manufacturers of sugary drinks to task as Government data reveals the extent of overweight and obesity among children and young people.



13 June 2013 - BBC News - Hospitals treat more child obesity

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.


20 March 2013 - The Guardian - Sugar, not fat, exposed as deadly villain in obesity epidemic

It's addictive and toxic, like a drug, and we need to wean ourselves off it, says US doctor


18 Feb 2013 - The Guardian - Obesity crisis: doctors demand soft drink tax and healthier hospital food

Academy of Medical Royal Colleges puts forward 10-point action plan to help end UK's status as 'fat man of Europe'



22 March 2009 - The Observer - Running on empty carbs

They finish their cereal. They snack on nuts and fruit juice. They avoid burgers and fizzy drinks. So, how could they possibly get fat? Andrew Purvis on a generation of empty-carb kids and the middle-class myth of healthy eating.


15 August 2007 - BBC News - Fat 'crucial' in children's diet

While parents may be increasingly worrying about childhood obesity, they must ensure their offspring eat enough fat, research from the US urges.