6 April 2020
Growing up overweight or obese is a pervasive and—importantly—preventable disadvantage. It worsens physical and mental health and reduces social and economic success. It can trap people in a cycle of sedentary activity, overeating, and escalating weight. This leads to poor wellbeing and, ultimately,...
20 February 2019
The Nuffield Trust and the Association for Young People's Health have today published the first ever international comparison of young people's health measures over time, comparing the UK to 18 other high-income countries. Professor Russell Viner, President of the RCPCH, responds.
4 January 2019
In a UK first, the RCPCH publishes new guidance to help parents manage their children’s screen time.
30 October 2018
RCPCH responds to new research which suggests these drugs may alter gut microbes associated with weight gain.
24 September 2018
A new report launched today by Cancer Research UK reveals that obesity is set to overtake smoking as the biggest preventable cause of cancer among UK women in 25 years' time. RCPCH responds.
19 September 2018
RCPCH's Dr Max Davie says "this is another example of food manufacturers targeting impressionable children through advertising", and that restrictions must go further by protecting children from junk food adverts online and during on-demand services too.
14 September 2018
The RCPCH responds to the Government's calorie label consultation, saying that it is one important measure aimed at bucking the current obesity trend.
30 July 2018
In his new presidential blog, Russell considers the huge updates in the health world across the UK, and how we can engage with Government to help ensure children and young people remain a priority in the NHS.
19 June 2018
Health campaigners are calling for the restrictions on junk food television advertising to be extended to on-demand services. New analysis from the OHA has found that children streaming their favourite shows online are inundated with adverts for unhealthy food and drinks. RCPCH respond to these call...
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.