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Mothers are not to blame for our childhood obesity crisis

Emla Fitzsimons.  The number of obese children and teenagers across the world has increased tenfold over the past four decades and it is estimated that about one in four 14-year-olds in the UK is either overweight or obese. It is

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Researchers need to learn political skills if they want to make a difference

Titus Alexander.  This week the government published its much postponed childhood obesity strategy, to a chorus of criticism from experts in public health. Doctors, health charities, and cancer and diabetes specialists have warned that the measures can’t stop the growing

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The point is, Minister, the poorest children do not have enough of the right foods to keep them healthy

Rebecca O’Connell and Julia Brannen “There should be no such thing as an underfed school child: an underfed child is a disgrace and a danger to the state” (Maud Pember Reeves, 1913). One hundred years after the publication of Maud

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