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.
Scottish Government launches consultation document on plans for Scotland's new diet and obesity strategy
26 October 2017
Today the Scottish Government has launched its consultation document A Healthier Future - Actions and Ambitions on Diet, Activity and Healthy Weight. It sets out three broad areas where they intend to act; transforming the food environment, living healthier and more active lives, and leadership and ...
16 October 2017
The Association for Young People's Health (AYHP) have launched Key Data on Young People 2017, a report which looks at living circumstances, education and employment, information about health behaviours and lifestyle, sexual health, mental health, physical health and long-term conditions, and use of ...
Obesity Health Alliance analysis reveals soaring costs of obesity as junk food companies pour millions into advertising
10 October 2017
The Obesity Health Alliance, of which the RCPCH is a steering group member, have published an analysis research revealing the money spent on junk food advertising far outweighs the amount Government is able to spend on healthy eating campaigns, leading to an unbalanced environment pushing us towards...
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.