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.
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.
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...
12 June 2018
Today Professor Russell Viner, President of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, gave evidence to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee on the impact of energy drinks on children and young people. Professor Viner warned MPs that the caffeine and sugar content in energy ...
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.
24 April 2018
Mental health problems in children and young people are common and account for a significant proportion of the burden of ill health in this age range. The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines mental health as not simply the absence of disorder but ‘a state of wellbeing in which every individual r...
6 April 2018
This new measure aims to reduce childhood obesity rates and improve the health of the nation.