27 September 2018
According to an observational study of more than 4,500 children in the United States, which is published in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health journal today, limiting recreational screen time to less than two hours a day and having sufficient sleep and physical activity are associated with improve...
26 September 2018
The Government has announced a new programme to develop local solutions to childhood obesity that can be shared across the country. RCPCH President Professor Russell Viner responds to the news.
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.
18 September 2018
UK children are exposed to more than 60% of their daily air pollution intake during the school run and while at school, new research has shown today.
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.
6 September 2018
The charitable donation will help support the RCPCH, as part of a working group, to study the effects of indoor air pollution on child health and what can be done to combat it.
5 September 2018
RCPCH's Officer for Scotland responds to First Minister's programme for Government, welcoming steps forward for mental health but raising concern over school curriculum.
3 September 2018
The start of the new school year can be particularly stressful. In a new blog for parents, Dr Max Davie, Officer for Health Promotion at the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, shares his advice on how to keep children healthy, mentally as well as physically, as they prepare to head throu...