Association between characteristics at birth, breastfeeding and obesity in 22 countries

The study confirms the beneficial effect of breastfeeding against obesity, which was significantly increased if children had never been breastfed or had been breastfed for less than 6 months.

30/04/2019   by Deirdre Brennan  

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  

National Diet and Nutrition Survey (NDNS) Report for Northern Ireland

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) in Northern Ireland have published the results of the National Diet and Nutrition Survey (NDNS) assessing diet, nutrient intake and nutritional status of the general population.

09/04/2019   by Deirdre Brennan  

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