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Lazy teens have weak muscle strength

Lazy teenagers who shun walking could be doing themselves more harm than they realise.

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Let’s make a den!

There’s nothing more magical for children - or grown-ups, writes Bel Mooney.

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UK teachers meddle in kids' lunches

Parents furious as teachers win the right to inspect pupils’ lunchboxes.

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Telly can mean jelly belly for kids
May 19 2015 at 12:12

Researchers say that young children who watch just one hour of TV a day are up to 73 percent more likely to be obese.

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Schools 'should let boys wear skirts'
May 18 2015 at 13:41

Schools should adopt 'gender neutral' uniform policies, Britain's boarding schools were told recently.

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‘My four-year-old thinks she’s fat’
May 18 2015 at 11:51

Jamie Davis Smith discovers how her seemingly innocuous comments about her weight affects her little girl.

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Two-thirds of kids unfit - study
May 15 2015 at 11:58

Two thirds of primary school age children are unfit, unable to complete tasks such as running, researchers have warned.

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Can you tell if your child is overweight?
May 14 2015 at 11:53

A study shows that 95 percent of parents think their overweight children look 'just right', writes Lenny Bernstein.

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Alcohol education programme for schools
May 14 2015 at 11:53

Six Cape Town primary schools will take part in a foetal alcohol syndrome educational initiative.

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Bullying can be worse than abuse - study
May 13 2015 at 12:15

Being bullied as a child has a more serious long-term effect on mental health than being neglected, research suggests.

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Banting for children 'a great risk'
May 12 2015 at 11:18

A balanced diet is needed to avoid kidney, bone and other problems. Wilma Stassen reports...

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Vaccines start to pay off
May 6 2015 at 12:40

Two vaccines which prevent killer diseases in childhood are starting to pay off, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says.

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A kid's maths app you can count on
May 5 2015 at 14:03

Christina Breda Antoniades says Marble Math is just the thing for squeezing some practice into a child's day.

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