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Levels of severe obesity in children aged 10 and 11 have reached the ‘highest point’ since records began, public health body warns.
New research from the Association of Play Industries has revealed the scale of decline in playgrounds across England. LGN finds out more.
The most deprived areas in England have five times more fast food outlets than more affluent communities, new figures have revealed.
Supermarkets will be prevented from displaying unhealthy foods and sweets at their checkouts in a crackdown being considered by health secretary Jeremy Hunt.
Children have already consumed more than the recommended intake of sugar for the whole of 2018, according to Public Health England.
Council leaders have welcomed a call for local authorities to be given more powers to tackle the advertising and sale of unhealthy food and drink to children.
New figures show that child obesity is contributing to a 'multi-billion pound ill-health time bomb', local government leaders have warned.
A national obesity strategy would help strengthen existing services and replicate best practice across the country, according to a new report.
Hospital admissions where obesity is a factor increased by nearly 20% last year, NHS figures reveal.
Local authority chiefs have repeated their calls for the ‘traffic light’ food labelling system to become a legal requirement post-Brexit as health campaigners warn of the high salt content of ready meals.