child obesity

Play time – and not screen time - is so much more important for kids, says WHO

For the first time, the UN health agency WHO, has released guidelines on how long very young children should be spending in front of a screen. In an interview with UN News’s Daniel Johnson, WHO’s Dr. Juana Willumsen explains the lifelong potential harm that can be caused by sedentary behaviour, over extended periods of time. 

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Under-fives' daily screen time should be kept to 60 minutes only, warns WHO

Toddlers should spend no more than 60 minutes passively watching a screen every day, while babies under 12 months should have none, to ensure that they grow up fit and well, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday, as part of a campaign to tackle the global obesity crisis. 

Counselling and dieting among new guidelines on child obesity

An estimated 41 million children under five years old are obese or overweight, UN health experts warned on Wednesday, at the launch of new guidelines to tackle what they have called a global epidemic.

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