2200 paediatricians sign open letter to Prime Minister urging Government to extend free school meals to cover holidays
24 October 2020
Thousands of members sign an open letter urging the UK Government to change course on free school meals during the holidays.
3 August 2020
Russell has heard from many members with concerns for at-risk and vulnerable children in this period, and we're now seeking your insights. He also welcomes the UK government's recent announcement about obesity and junk food advertising, but we need to understand how people's lives are and see the de...
16 June 2020
The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) stands with footballer Marcus Rashford and his campaign to make the government think again on the provision of free school meal vouchers for children this summer.
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,...
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.
1 September 2019
The Second World War began 80 years ago in September 1939. The war brought huge changes to the lives of children in Britain and to the country’s health services.