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Media announcements from the RCPCH

Teens likely to crave junk food after watching TV ads, says new report

15 January 2018

RCPCH's Officer for Health Promotion responds to the report

170 operations a day to remove rotten teeth in children, says LGA

12 January 2018

RCPCH Officer for Health Promotion, Prof Russell Viner, responds to 'startling' new figures on child tooth extraction

Take action! Lobby your MP about junk food marketing.

8 January 2018

Use our template email to contact your MP ahead of an important debate on the links between junk food marketing and childhood obesity

RCPCH responds to new Change4Life campaign

20 December 2017

New campaign encourages parents to “Look for 100 calorie snacks, 2 a day max” to cut children’s sugar intake

‘Worrying’ inequalities gap highlighted in children’s emergency healthcare

20 December 2017

RCPCH's Prof Russell Viner responds to the study by The Nuffield Trust saying, "Government must get a grip on this desperate issue."

GMC publishes 'State of Medical Education and Practice in the UK' report

18 December 2017

Responding to the annual report, RCPCH President calls for "paediatrics to be placed on the national shortage occupation list."

NHS Digital's Health Survey for England published

13 December 2017

RCPCH Prof Mary Fewtrell says there have been "some positive steps forward" but progress on child obesity levels are "disappointing"

Vulnerable children being put in harm's way says 'State of Children's Rights' report

13 December 2017

RCPCH President Professor Neena Modi responds to the report, saying Government "needs to wake up and start putting children first."

Breastfeeding rates increase when financial incentives given, finds new study

11 December 2017

RCPCH's Nutrition Lead, Prof Mary Fewtrell responds to the findings

Latest Millennium Cohort Study finds one in five young people obese at age 14

7 December 2017

Professor Mary Fewtrell says the data "provides further evidence of the scale of the childhood obesity crisis in the UK"