26 May 2019
The sale of high-energy drinks to under-16s is being banned in hospital retail units. RCPCH's Officer for Scotland welcomes the move to "make NHS hospital sites healthier", but wants "similar measures put in place off NHS sites, to protect and improve child health across Scotland".
29 April 2019
At the European Congress on Obesity, which is being held in Glasgow this week, research will be presented about the associations between childhood body size and the risk of renal cancer. Dr Max Davie, RCPCH Officer for Health Improvement, responds.
29 May 2018
Prevention is key to reducing obesity, says RCPCH's Dr Max Davie, but those already obese must have the appropriate support available.
22 May 2018
Today, Public Health England (PHE) have released the first assessment of the government’s sugar reduction programme. This report analyses the progress that has been made by the food industry in reducing the amount of sugar consumed by children through everyday foods.
15 May 2018
RCPCH President says 'prevention is much simpler than cure' and calls on government to prevent obese children becoming obese adults with a string of bold measures.
10 May 2018
We congratulate the Mayor of London on his bold move and urge others to follow suit.
3 May 2018
English under 5's are one and half times more likely to die than those living in Sweden. RCPCH responds to new paper published in Lancet.
23 May 2017
With General Election 2017 nearly upon us, the main political parties have unveiled their manifestos. These comprehensive documents outline the policies that the parties pledge to implement should they prove victorious on 8 June.