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.
New figures reveal huge rise in children and young people with diabetes linked to obesity.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Study shows big increases in consumption of artificial sweeteners in recent years
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.
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.
It's addictive and toxic, like a drug, and we need to wean ourselves off it, says US doctor
Academy of Medical Royal Colleges puts forward 10-point action plan to help end UK's status as 'fat man of Europe'
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.
While parents may be increasingly worrying about childhood obesity, they must ensure their offspring eat enough fat, research from the US urges.