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Local government leaders have called for businesses serving food to be ‘forced’ to display food hygiene ratings to improve standards and protect people.
The Government is asking local authorities to apply to its ‘trailblazer’ programme for tackling childhood obesity.
The number of children and young people being treated for Type 2 diabetes has increased by 40% in the last four years, new figures have revealed.
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.