Public health tragedy awaits if health professionals and the public don't act to tackle the obesity and diabetes 'pandemic' being perpetuated by the "ultra-processed fast food and soft drink industry", Professor Graham MacGregor has claimed.
A leading appetite and obesity expert has called on health professionals not to "pyschopathologise the obese" as their apparently addictive response is a natural response to our food environment which "pushes food and beverages high in fat, sugar and salt".
A study by Sheffield University found that people from wealthy areas are more likely to use slimming clubs than people from deprived areas.
The first authoritative work to bring together the developmental milestones of infants and their relationship with food and feeding from their time in the womb has been released by the Infant & Toddler Forum.
Advice given to the public on dental hygiene has been labelled as “unacceptably inconsistent” by UCL scientists following research into the topic.
Influencing good food choices from an early age and encouraging beneficial eating habits can pay health dividends in the future. Kathy Cowbrough explains the reasons why it's important for children to eat well throughout their development.
It’s easy for parents to be concerned about their children’s eating habits, and tight family budgets alongside clever fast food advertising simply add to the pressure. Public health expert Alison Nelson offers a fascinating account of what children really eat and highlights the real areas for nutritional concern.
Introducing babies and toddlers to a wide variety of fruit and vegetable tastes and textures early on pays dividends say Alison Fildes and Dr Lucy Cooke.
Independent Registered Dietician, Katie Kennedy, offers a practical guide for parents on specialist and dairy-free milks.