24 July 2018
RCPCH responds to 'shocking' new obesity statistics, published today by Public Health England (PHE).
19 July 2018
Draft guidance published today by the Department of Education aims to make sure that education prepares young people for life in the modern world. Dr Max Davie, Officer for Health Promotion, responds.
11 July 2018
Dr Alison Steele responds to the National Children’s Bureau (NCB) new report, published today on behalf of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Children: Storing Up Trouble – A postcode lottery of children’s social care.
24 June 2018
The plan is "extremely encouraging" says Prof Viner but more supported is needed for children who are already overweight or obese.
19 June 2018
Health campaigners are calling for the restrictions on junk food television advertising to be extended to on-demand services. New analysis from the OHA has found that children streaming their favourite shows online are inundated with adverts for unhealthy food and drinks. RCPCH respond to these call...
15 June 2018
According to Public Health England findings released today, children in England have already exceeded their yearly maximum recommended intake of sugar. Dr Max Davie, Officer for Health Promotion for the RCPCH responds to this announcement.
12 June 2018
Today Professor Russell Viner, President of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, gave evidence to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee on the impact of energy drinks on children and young people. Professor Viner warned MPs that the caffeine and sugar content in energy ...
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.