How do you prise the controls from their sweaty little hands and get them outside? Photograph: Eric Luke

So another study has proven what many parents already know. Children who spend a lot of time in front of television, video games and small screens are(...)

Children who spent three or more hours in front of a screen were considerably more likely to consume unhealthy foods more often and five-year-olds from more socially disadvantaged families were found to have higher levels of daily screen-time

  One in five five-year-olds is either overweight or obese, according to findings from the Growing Up in Ireland longitudinal study pub(...)

The study found that 9 per cent of children living with parents who never worked were classed as obese.

  Some 19 per cent of three-year-old children were classed as overweight and 6 per cent were obese in a study of 10,000 children conduc(...)