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24,000 Scottish families are facing ‘severe disadvantage’

New research from think tank Demos has found that 24,000 Scottish families with children are facing severe disadvantage, including unemployment and low income. Continue reading

Nestle to reduce sugar and salt in cereal

Nestle to reduce sugar and salt in cereal

Reuters news today reports that Nestle is to reduce sugar and salt levels in their cereals marketed at children by 2015 Continue reading

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Publisher to release dyslexia friendly books

Publisher Barrington Stoke is to print a range of dyslexia friendly books by authors including Julia Donaldson and Michael Morpurgo Continue reading

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Mum’s blood pressure affects IQ in kids

Research suggests high blood pressure in pregnant women can affect children's IQ later in life. Continue reading

Scotland's Children's Commissioner, Tam Baillie

Commissioner’s response includes call for better childcare provision

Chilren's Commissioner for Scotland responds to Scottish Government Consultation on the Children and Young People's Bill Continue reading

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Reducing sugary drinks limits weight gain

New research published in the New England Journal of Medicine has claimed that reducing a child's intake of sugary drinks can slow their weight gain. Continue reading

Exposure to advertising linked with ‘lower life satisfaction’

Exposure to advertising linked with ‘lower life satisfaction’

New research has found that children who are exposed to television advertising are more materialistic and have less life satisfaction that their peers who see less. Continue reading

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Children read less with busy lives

New research from the National Literacy Trust has revealed that children are reading less than seven years ago as their lives become 'more crowded' Continue reading

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Save the Children appeal to help UK children

Save the Children have launched an appeal to help the poorest children and families in the UK as new research reveals the extent of poverty faced by some. Continue reading

Poor school performance linked with obesity

Poor school performance linked with obesity

New research has found that children who are obese, and suffer from the subsequent side effects are likely to have poorer school performance. Continue reading