Fact File: TV and Children’s Health

TV watching child health

The average child in Ireland & the UK watches TV for almost 3 hours per day. This means that by the time a child reaches the age of 70, they will have spent almost 9 years watching TV. Over the course of a year, most children spend more time watching TV than they spend in school.

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What is Childhood Obesity?

Junk Food Linked to Obesity

Childhood obesity is increasing at an alarming rate and it seems to be in the news all the time. But what does the term childhood obesity really mean – and what can I do if my child is overweight?

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Fact File: Junk Food

junk food in supermarkets

When your child demands crisps, sweets and fizzy drinks, it can be hard to say no. If your child isn’t overweight, junk food isn’t really a problem, is it? Think again!

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Fact File: Overweight and Obesity Risk


Obesity: In Simple Terms Overweight and obesity are conditions that occur when excess body fat causes a person to become at risk for health problems. Overweight and obesity are key predictors of many other illnesses and chronic diseases, particularly heart disease, type 2 diabetes, cancer and osteoporosis. Overweight and obesity are caused primarily by poor […]

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