WHO guidelines on physical activity, sedentary behaviour and sleep for children under 5 years of age

A new report published by the WHO provides clear guidelines on physical activity, sedentary behaviour and sleep for children under 5 year of age.

26/04/2019   by Deirdre Brennan  

Global benchmarking of children's exposure to television advertising of unhealthy foods and beverage

Recently published research presents a global overview of children’s exposure to television advertising of healthy and unhealthy foods and beverages. The study captures data from 22 countries collected between 2008 and 2017.

16/04/2019   by Deirdre Brennan  

Confusing health and nutrition claims in food marketing to children

Researchers at University of Glasgow investigated how nutritious children’s products with health and nutrition claims are. The research was carried across a variety of UK food retailers with 332 products.

10/04/2019   by Joanna Gallagher  

Health Inequalities Annual Report 2019 (NI)

The Department of Health in Northern Ireland (NI) have published the Health Inequalities Annual Report 2019. It was found that more than double the number of year 8 children were obese in the most deprived areas compared to the least deprived areas.

02/04/2019   by Joanna Gallagher  

Growing up in Ireland – infant cohort

The Economic and Social Research Institute have published the latest findings from the Growing up in Ireland, national longitudinal study which focused on the five year old infant cohort.

22/02/2019   by Joanna Gallagher  

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