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,...
10 March 2020
A few years ago, I got the chance to speak with young carers about their experiences. Together, we created superhero characters to explain some of the many things that they do—and some other things they would like to do. As the RCPCH’s children and young people’s engagement manager, I get to meet wi...
17 October 2019
Today the Welsh Government published its long term strategy to prevent and reduce obesity. Our Officer for Wales responds.
10 October 2019
The Chief Medical Officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies, has today released an independent report entitled "Time to Change Childhood Obesity". RCPCH President, Professor Russell Viner, responds.
25 September 2019
The Scottish Health Survey (SHeS) provides a detailed picture of the health of the Scottish population in private households and is designed to make a major contribution to the monitoring of health in Scotland. RCPCH Officer for Scotland, Professor Steve Turner, responds.
20 September 2019
We have responded to the publication by Public Health England (PHE) of its second year report on progress by the food industry to reduce sugar in ‘everyday’ foods.
4 September 2019
Responding to today’s Programme for Government, RCPCH Scotland highlighted the mixed bag offered by Scottish Government for Scotland’s children. RCPCH Scotland welcomed the actions being taken on air pollution, child poverty, early year’s mental health and disability assistance.
8 August 2019
Since 2014 the British Paediatric Surveillance Unit has held this annual event - young people living with rare disease and health professionals working in the field share their experiences. Our interns went along to find out more...
23 July 2019
Yesterday the Government published its eagerly awaited green paper on prevention, seeking views on its proposals to tackle the causes of preventable ill health in England. We know that primary prevention that begins before birth is crucial to the success of the NHS Long Term Plan, and so RCPCH welco...
13 June 2019
Prof Steve Turner welcomes Scottish Government's decision to change nutritional standards in schools to include more fruit and vegetables and less processed red meat and sugar.