Healthy babies and children

The WHO–UNICEF–Lancet Commission identified an important threat to children's health and futures by stating that children across the globe are exposed to exploitative advertising and marketing by the private sector. Fast food and sugar-sweetened beverages, alcohol, tobacco, e-cigarettes, breastmilk substitutes, and gambling, were positioned as...

This systematic review examines the differential potential exposure and impact of unhealthy food advertising to children according to socio-economic position (SEP) and/or ethnicity. Most studies (n = 19) revealed a higher potential exposure or a greater potential impact of unhealthy food advertising among ethnic minority or...

This research paper recommends: If children’s diets include commercially available complementary foods  then non-commercial meals must be offered as well. This will help meet nutritional guidelines related to the introduction of common food allergens, diversity of flavours, and complex textures for infants and toddlers. Read paper ...

This report assessed the effectiveness of interventions for childhood overweight and obesity and found that current interventions for the management of obesity among schoolchildren on weight-related outcomes were inconclusive.However, behavioural lifestyle interventions by interdisciplinary teams and family involvement can help curb obesity among schoolchildren. Read report ...

The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of family-based interventions for the prevention of overweight and obesity in children aged 2–6 years. The research found evidence of preventive family interventions is limited. The authors concluded effective interventions aimed at preventing childhood obesity need to...