You don’t have to look far to find someone talking about increasing levels of childhood obesity caused by poor diets and lack of exercise. Now, Weight Watchers in the USA is starting an initiative to encourage parents to get their kids active, eating well, and ultimately being both happy and […]

Weight Watchers introduces Eat! Move! Play! initiative

A new study by the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research suggests that a high intake of caffeine during pregnancy may lead to an increased risk of miscarriage, regardless of its source. While previous research showed a link between caffeine consumption and miscarriage, this is the first study to thoroughly control […]

Caffeine during pregnancy increases miscarriage risk, study suggests

Though it’s not groundbreaking news, the preschool years are the most important time for parents to teach about a healthy diet, by offering a variety of food choices, having regular meal and snack times, and modelling good health themselves. “Parents face many feeding obstacles as their children reach 2 years […]

Early learning of good eating habits requires good parental role ...

Whilst many studies of obesity in children focus on how their life is influenced by their parents, a new study reverses this thinking and instead looks at what influence kids may have on their parents: “Parents with children are likely to be susceptible in their food choices to both the […]

Diets of children could fatten their parents, study suggests