It's clear that a comprehensive strategy is required in order to achieve any improvement in overall child health, including providing access to the appropriate services to assist eg with weight control.
Child health in the UK is falling behind that of many other European countries, a major report says. It raises particular concerns over rates of obesity, mental health issues and mortality among the young. The in-depth report, from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, emphasised that poverty was at the root of many child health problems. UK health ministers said money was being invested in services to help tackle health inequalities.