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  • Created 10 days ago

    Child Health in 2030 In England: Comparisons With Other Wealthy Countries

    London Sport
    The health of today’s children and young people (CYP) will be one of the key factors in determining whether England is healthy and prosperous over the next 50 years. We used long-term historical data on key CYP health outcomes and various projection modelling methods to estimate CYP outcomes in 2030 in England compared with other wealthy European and western countries. Our comparison group was the EU15+, consisting of the 15 countries o...
  • Created 3 months ago

    Children Who Spend More Than Half An Hour Online Twice As Likely To Pester For Junk Food

    London Sport
    Young children who spent more than half an hour a day online were almost twice as likely to pester their parents for junk food, according to a Cancer Research UK report. And primary school children who spent more than three hours on the web were more than four times more likely to spend their pocket money on chocolate, crisps, sugary drinks and takeaways than their peers who browsed for less than half an hour. These children were also 7...
  • Created a year ago

    Healthier Weight for Children, Young People and Families

    London Sport
    Public Health England (PHE) has published a presentation focused on promoting a healthier weight for children, young people and families. This resource is intended to support health and care professionals to be consistent and provide a core set of healthy weight messages throughout the life course. The aim of these slides is to be used as a training tool to inform workforce development. They provide detailed evidence-based healthy...
  • Created a year ago

    Childhood obesity: Time for action

    London Sport
    Current estimates suggest that nearly a third of children aged 2 to 15 are overweight or obese in the UK and younger generations are becoming obese at earlier ages and staying obese for longer. Obesity rates are highest for children from the most deprived areas and this situation is getting worse. Children aged 5 and from the poorest income groups are twice as likely to be obese compared to their most well-off counterparts and by age 11...
  • Created a year ago

    Department for Digital, Culture Media and Sport

    London Sport
    #iwill have launched the results of the National Youth Social Action Survey 2017. The appetite for social action remains strong: The majority of young people (58%) have taken part in some form of social action over the last 12 months, and 68% say they are likely to take part in the future. However, only 39% take part in meaningful social action, which means they recognise the benefits to themselves and others and participate regularly ...
  • Updated a year ago

    Statistics on Obesity, Physical Activity and Diet - England, 2018

    London Sport
    This statistical report presents information on obesity, physical activity and diet, drawn together from a variety of sources. The topics covered include:•Obesity related hospital admissions.•Prescription items for the treatment of obesity.•Adult obesity prevalence.•Childhood obesity prevalence.•Physical activity levels among adults and children.•Diet among adults and children, including trends in purchases, and consumption of food and...
  • Created a year ago

    Public Health Perceptions Survey

    London Sport
    In November 2017 the LGA conducted a survey of lead members of public health in England to capture the thoughts of local leaders on public health delivered by their local authority covering their perceptions of public health since transition from the NHS to local government, the priorities councils have set themselves and their ambitions for the future.
  • Created a year ago

    Calorie reduction: The scope and ambition for action

    London Sport
    This report sets out the evidence on children’s calorie consumption and the details of the calorie reduction programme. In terms of the evidence the report includes details of: •recommendations around calorie intakes, sources of calories and reported levels of intake•calculated estimates for daily energy intakes and excess calories consumed by children and adults•evidence on reformulation and portion size reduction; and public percept...
  • Created a year ago

    Patterns and Trends in Child Obesity

    London Sport
    A presentation of the latest data on child obesity, both Nationally and within London. Prevalence of obesity amongst children in Reception (aged 4-5 years) is 10.3% which is slightly higher than the national average of 9.6%. London has the greatest prevalence of obesity of all regions in England for Year 6 children (aged 10-11 years) with 23.6% of them being classified as obese. Nationally, this figure is 20%.
  • Updated 2 years ago

    Changes in children’s body mass index between 2006/07 and 2015/16: National Child Measurement Programme

    London Sport
    Latest figures from the National Child Measurement Programme reveal that the year on year increase in Year 6 children’s body mass index continues. This is in contrast with a significant downward trend in the prevalence of obesity among Reception boys in the period 2006/07 to 2015/16. The inequality gap in overweight, obese and excess weight categories is increasing across the country for all age groups. The new report shows the trends i...