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Cartoon Characters On Food Packaging Are Fuelling Australia’s Childhood Obesity Crisis

Cartoon characters on food packaging such as Kellogg's Tony the Tiger and Toucan Sam are fuelling Australia's childhood obesity crisis and should be restricted, public health experts say. Researchers at the Obesity Policy Coalition surveyed 186 packaged foods with cartoon characters designed to lure children, and found 52 per cent were classified as unhealthy, based [...]

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How We Can Tackle Childhood Obesity

Would you let your child smoke cigarettes if that's what they wanted to do? What about knocking back a shot of whisky? Of course you wouldn't. The risks attached to both drinking and smoking are too well known, and as a responsible parent you make the right health decisions for your kids, whether they like [...]

Affection, Not Money, Key to Child Health

Pixabay Images Growing up in a well-off home can benefit a child’s physical health even decades later, but a lack of parent-child warmth, or the presence of abuse, may eliminate the health advantage of a privileged background. Assistant professor of sociology at Baylor University, Matthew A. Andersson, Ph.D., explains: Previous research has associated [...]

Picky Eating In Children Associated With Depression And Anxiety, Study Warns

Picky eating in children is linked to depression and anxiety, according to a new study published Monday. In this photo, dated Dec. 23, 2011, children eat lunch at the Los Angeles Mission's Christmas meal service and toy giveaway in the skid row section of Los Angeles, California. Reuters/Jonathan Alcorn Picky eating among children [...]

Bottle Babies: the devastation of foetal alcohol spectrum disorders

Foetal alcohol spectrum disorders are a group of conditions that develop in children whose brains are permanently and irreversibly damaged before they are born. They can manifest in a range of ways, from learning difficulties to developmental delays, sensory overload, impaired memory, impulsiveness and co-ordination problems. The single factor shared by everyone on the spectrum [...]

Paternal influence crucial to the success of children

Children with involved fathers have better social skills, more successful relationships, stronger self esteem, more self-control and higher grades than those who do not. They are also less likely to be overweight, suspended from school or bully, take drugs, engage in risky sexual behaviour or crime. As fathers take a more active role in parenting [...]