Posts tagged “National Child Measurement Programme”

Should Letters to Parents be Scrapped in Favour of Other Anti-Obesity Measures?

November 12th, 2015
Should Letters to Parents be Scrapped in Favour of Other Anti-Obesity Measures?

Some leading health experts have suggested that ‘fat letters’, letters sent to parents to inform them that their child is overweight, should be scrapped in favour of more effective measures. Currently, the National Child Measurement Programme produces weight measurements for children when they start and finish primary school. When children are found to be overweight, […]

UK Parents Struggle to Spot Signs of Obesity in Children

March 31st, 2015
UK Parents Struggle to Spot Signs of Obesity in Children

A study has suggested that parents in the UK are struggling to spot signs of obesity in their children. A study involving 2,976 UK families revealed that just four parents thought their child was overweight. The actual number, according to medical assessment, was 369. Writing in the British Journal of General Practice, researchers from the […]

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