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#childhood obesity

# childhood-obesity - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

Call to extend sugar tax as part of 'drastic actions' to tackle childhood obesity
# Obesity
# Obesity

Call to extend sugar tax as part of 'drastic actions' to tackle childhood obesity

Nov 12th 2019, 8:37 AM 11,502 Views 74 Comments

The survey was part of a new document by the Irish Heart Foundation to tackle childhood obesity.

# childhood-obesity - Friday 9 February, 2018

School programmes having no impact on childhood obesity in the UK
# Obesity Crisis
# Obesity Crisis

School programmes having no impact on childhood obesity in the UK

Feb 9th 2018, 6:10 AM 9,506 Views 26 Comments

New research suggests it’s time to try other methods to fight the escalating obesity problem.

# childhood-obesity - Friday 2 June, 2017

Children with TVs in their bedroom far more likely to be overweight, study finds
# Get Active
# Get Active

Children with TVs in their bedroom far more likely to be overweight, study finds

Jun 2nd 2017, 2:58 PM 8,735 Views 12 Comments

Researchers examined the lifestyles of over 12,000 children in the UK.

# childhood-obesity - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

Children are spending longer in front of a screen and it's putting their health at risk
# Childhood Obesity
# Childhood Obesity

Children are spending longer in front of a screen and it's putting their health at risk

May 17th 2017, 8:44 AM 9,893 Views 21 Comments

A new report tracks childhood obesity over 12 years.

# childhood-obesity - Thursday 4 May, 2017

Ireland still 'on course to become the most obese nation in Europe'
# Childhood Obesity
# Childhood Obesity

Ireland still 'on course to become the most obese nation in Europe'

May 4th 2017, 11:51 AM 22,286 Views 79 Comments

A new survey has found that at least one in five children are overweight or obese.

# childhood-obesity - Monday 7 November, 2016

Wicklow has banned fast-food chains being built within 400m of schools
# No Fry Zone
# No Fry Zone

Wicklow has banned fast-food chains being built within 400m of schools

Nov 7th 2016, 7:00 PM 16,061 Views 64 Comments

The chairman of the campaigning group No Fry Zones 4 Kids, said he was “utterly delighted” at the result.

# childhood-obesity - Monday 9 May, 2016

Children at risk of obesity as parents bribe them with sweets and biscuits
# Stop The Treats
# Stop The Treats

Children at risk of obesity as parents bribe them with sweets and biscuits

May 9th 2016, 1:36 PM 13,290 Views 40 Comments

Over consumption of these treats “is a serious threat to our children’s future health” – Safefood representative

# childhood-obesity - Tuesday 14 July, 2015

Ice cream wars and the battle of the childhood bulge
# Opinion
# Opinion

Ice cream wars and the battle of the childhood bulge

Jul 14th 2015, 5:30 PM 221 Views 43 Comments

This is one mother who’s not backing down.

# childhood-obesity - Monday 22 September, 2014

Children eat 140 chocolate bars, 105 tubes of sweets, 36 packets of biscuits and 118 bags of crisps a year
# Childhood Obesity
# Childhood Obesity

Children eat 140 chocolate bars, 105 tubes of sweets, 36 packets of biscuits and 118 bags of crisps a year

Sep 22nd 2014, 2:45 PM 16,473 Views 46 Comments

Safefood estimates that 20% of a child’s calorific intake has little or no nutritional value.

# childhood-obesity - Sunday 29 June, 2014

Sugar is pretty much ruining the world - here's how and why
# Sweet Tooth
# Sweet Tooth

Sugar is pretty much ruining the world - here's how and why

Jun 29th 2014, 10:30 AM 28,756 Views 74 Comments

A new study from a Swiss bank lays bare the facts.

# childhood-obesity - Monday 23 June, 2014

Should daily exercise be mandatory in schools?
# Childhood Obesity
# Childhood Obesity

Should daily exercise be mandatory in schools?

Jun 23rd 2014, 2:55 PM 11,644 Views 66 Comments

Fine Gael Senator Catherine Noone has said that if schools devote 30 minutes a day to exercise, it could “make a big difference for generations to come” in terms of obesity.

# childhood-obesity - Thursday 19 June, 2014

This Cork healthy snacks start-up has landed a deal with two massive British retailers
# Girl Done Good
# Girl Done Good

This Cork healthy snacks start-up has landed a deal with two massive British retailers

Jun 19th 2014, 6:13 PM 26,900 Views 42 Comments

Low fat snacks can be a key ingredient in the battle against childhood obesity, according to the founder of Veronica’s Snacks.

# childhood-obesity - Saturday 14 June, 2014

Aaron McKenna: Can we have a ban on banning things, please?
# Childhood Obesity
# Childhood Obesity

Aaron McKenna: Can we have a ban on banning things, please?

Jun 14th 2014, 8:00 AM 108 Views 57 Comments

Banning ice cream and caramel Frappuccinos will not solve our obesity problem – we need to get to the root of the what’s causing it.

# childhood-obesity - Thursday 12 June, 2014

A Fine Gael senator wants to regulate ice-cream van chimes, but says 'it's about a bigger issue'
# Whipped Into Shape
# Whipped Into Shape

A Fine Gael senator wants to regulate ice-cream van chimes, but says 'it's about a bigger issue'

Jun 12th 2014, 7:18 AM 12,409 Views 99 Comments

Senator Catherine Noone says that the chimes are an “aggressive form of selling”.

# childhood-obesity - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

Calls for ban on schoolyard running to be lifted to help tackle childhood obesity
# No Running
# No Running

Calls for ban on schoolyard running to be lifted to help tackle childhood obesity

Jun 4th 2014, 8:42 PM 17,691 Views 64 Comments

Temple Street Hospital had to bring in new larger theatre tables to cater for obese children.

# childhood-obesity - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

This anti-obesity poster from France is totally unforgettable
# OMG
From The Daily Edge
# OMG

This anti-obesity poster from France is totally unforgettable

Mar 26th 2014, 10:19 AM 58,798 Views 44 Comments

Cannot be unseen.

# childhood-obesity - Monday 24 February, 2014

Research finds targeted health programme lowers obesity in children
# Body Talk
# Body Talk

Research finds targeted health programme lowers obesity in children

Feb 24th 2014, 3:15 PM 9,020 Views 30 Comments

The Junior Health Minister says the government will review the findings of the study.

# childhood-obesity - Saturday 15 February, 2014

Aaron McKenna: Ban the school tuck shop and watch childhood obesity plummet
# Sweet Tooth
# Sweet Tooth

Aaron McKenna: Ban the school tuck shop and watch childhood obesity plummet

Feb 15th 2014, 8:00 AM 516 Views 88 Comments

The Department of Education has stopped short of taking a concrete step that would reduce the amount of junk food eaten by children in schools: banning junk food vending machines from schools.

# childhood-obesity - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

Tuck shop crackdown: Quinn to issue healthy eating guidelines for schools
# Junk Food
# Junk Food

Tuck shop crackdown: Quinn to issue healthy eating guidelines for schools

Feb 11th 2014, 12:11 PM 9,374 Views 31 Comments

Minister Ruairí Quinn said he could not “dictate” what is sold in the vending machines in schools.

# childhood-obesity - Monday 10 February, 2014

Children's Minister rules out junk food ban in schools
# Childhood Obesity
# Childhood Obesity

Children's Minister rules out junk food ban in schools

Feb 10th 2014, 2:58 PM 11,634 Views 62 Comments

Frances Fitzgerald said that schools should “move in the direction” of health foods but admitted that some schools have vending machine contracts in place.

# childhood-obesity - Friday 17 January, 2014

Are sweets at the checkout your downfall?
# Every Lidl Helps
# Every Lidl Helps

Are sweets at the checkout your downfall?

Jan 17th 2014, 6:00 PM 11,756 Views 35 Comments

Lidl stores in the UK have banned sweets at their checkout counters.

# childhood-obesity - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

This is what it is like to be a five-year-old in Ireland
# Growing Pains
# Growing Pains

This is what it is like to be a five-year-old in Ireland

Nov 27th 2013, 3:10 PM 29,925 Views 38 Comments

Their parents like them, they’re adjusting well to school, but 20 per cent are overweight.

# childhood-obesity - Thursday 31 October, 2013

Woman plans to hand out letters to obese trick-or-treating children instead of sweets
# Hallowhiney
From The Daily Edge
# Hallowhiney

Woman plans to hand out letters to obese trick-or-treating children instead of sweets

Oct 31st 2013, 6:00 PM 25,518 Views 81 Comments

Someone’s just asking for an egging.

# childhood-obesity - Sunday 30 June, 2013

How (and why) families affect childhood obesity
# Research
# Research

How (and why) families affect childhood obesity

Jun 30th 2013, 5:30 PM 13,150 Views 49 Comments

Gender work division in the home may have something to do with it…

# childhood-obesity - Sunday 21 April, 2013

'She's a totally different child': Mother hails success of now suspended obesity service
# Obesity
# Obesity

'She's a totally different child': Mother hails success of now suspended obesity service

Apr 21st 2013, 10:30 AM 17,495 Views 38 Comments

The Up4it! obesity project, which provided support for children and parents, was funded by the HSE up until last month.

# childhood-obesity - Thursday 17 January, 2013

Playfit creates 10 new jobs in fight against childhood obesity
# Jobswatch
# Jobswatch

Playfit creates 10 new jobs in fight against childhood obesity

Jan 17th 2013, 6:30 AM 5,346 Views 10 Comments

The children’s fitness class company is to create 10 new jobs as a result of an expansion of its sports and activity services for three to eight-year-olds.

# childhood-obesity - Monday 19 November, 2012

More breastfeeding needed to tackle obesity in children and adults
# Breastfeeding
# Breastfeeding

More breastfeeding needed to tackle obesity in children and adults

Nov 19th 2012, 2:58 PM 9,141 Views 56 Comments

Scientific report says Ireland has lowest breast feeding rates in Europe.

# childhood-obesity - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

Health Committee to resume hearings on childhood obesity
# Childhood Obesity
# Childhood Obesity

Health Committee to resume hearings on childhood obesity

Nov 14th 2012, 8:30 PM 3,878 Views 14 Comments

Committee Chairman, Jerry Buttimer TD said childhood obesity is a “very important and serious health issue which needs to be tackled urgently”.

# childhood-obesity - Saturday 23 June, 2012

Here is the week's news... skewed
# Not The News
From The Daily Edge
# Not The News

Here is the week's news... skewed

Jun 23rd 2012, 6:00 PM 3,494 Views 2 Comments

BREAKING via The Mire wire: A “no loaves, no fishes” Eucharistic Congress; TDs free to terrorise old constituencies…

# childhood-obesity - Wednesday 2 May, 2012

Breastfeeding could cut chances of childhood obesity by 50 per cent
# Breastfeeding
# Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding could cut chances of childhood obesity by 50 per cent

May 2nd 2012, 9:48 AM 2,721 Views 57 Comments

New research shows that babies who are breastfed for six months or more have their chances of obesity by nine years cut by more than half.

# childhood-obesity - Thursday 19 April, 2012

Health Committee to discuss ways of tackling childhood obesity through sport
# Childhood Obesity
# Childhood Obesity

Health Committee to discuss ways of tackling childhood obesity through sport

Apr 19th 2012, 6:45 AM 1,815 Views 23 Comments

The Committee will hear proposals on how to tackle childhood obesity following the major report highlighting that one in four three-year-olds in Ireland today is overweight.

# childhood-obesity - Friday 6 April, 2012

Creches 'should ban television' to combat childhood obesity
# Childhood Obesity
# Childhood Obesity

Creches 'should ban television' to combat childhood obesity

Apr 6th 2012, 1:49 PM 3,037 Views 18 Comments

One in eight children are now classed as “overweight” in northern Europe and television is contributing, according to a new study.

# childhood-obesity - Friday 2 December, 2011

One in four three-year-olds are overweight, study shows
# Obesity
# Obesity

One in four three-year-olds are overweight, study shows

Dec 2nd 2011, 8:55 AM 1,961 Views 20 Comments

Latest figures showed children from disadvantaged backgrounds were more likely to have weight problems.

# childhood-obesity - Monday 15 August, 2011

Skinny children have more 'good fat', study shows
# Good Fat
# Good Fat

Skinny children have more 'good fat', study shows

Aug 15th 2011, 10:43 AM 598 Views 5 Comments

Thinner kids are more likely to carry ‘brown fat’ – which helps burn energy instead of storing it.