Our latest special edition of the Journal of Family Health commemorates bringing our loyal health care professional readership five decades of news and articles relevant to their working lives.
With a look at health highlights over the last 50 years, some of JFH’s board members reminisce about the start of their careers and the best advice they were given. We also offered readers the opportunity to win a day trip for two to one of Champney’s luxurious spas – and we are delighted to announce the winner is Kym New, who works in Surrey as a specialist nurse and safeguarding advisor for Looked After Children.
Bringing us up to date, David Parker-Radford addresses how health care professionals can play a key role in helping migrant families. We also continue our focus on childhood obesity, with campaigner and writer Tam Fry voicing his opinion that every further day of delay to the Government’s Obesity Framework is a tragedy for our children. Kathy Cowbrough analyses the new Eatwell guidance and assesses how it will help parents encourage children aged 5 and above to be make healthier food choices. Additionally, Alison Hadley OBE acknowledges the latest Teenage pregnancy statistics show welcome progress, but there’s more work to be done.