26/03/20 – Useful Links

Interesting links, articles, news and blog posts sent out to members on 26/03/20

Official Statistics:  Children living with parents in emotional distress: March 2020 update – Public Health England
25 March 2020.  The proportion of children living with at least one parent reporting symptoms of emotional distress, by family type and work status:

Children living with parents in emotional distress: March 2020 update


News: Will early years providers survive coronavirus? – TES Online
23 March 2020, Josh Cottell.  Unlike schools, the vast majority of childcare providers are small businesses, run on tight margins. When the Covid-19 outbreak passes, how many of them will still be left?:

https://www.tes.com/news/coronavirus-will-early-years-providers-survive


News: Audible just made hundreds of titles completely free to help during coronavirus crisis – Radio Times
20 March 2020, Thomas Ling.  Free audiobooks include novels narrated by Thandie Newton and Dan Stevens:

https://www.radiotimes.com/news/radio/2020-03-20/audible-just-made-hundreds-of-titles-completely-free-to-help-during-coronavirus-crisis


Article: Supermarkets can be our allies in tackling the childhood obesity timebomb – Politics Home Online
20 March 2020, Steve McCabe.  Supermarkets have a major role to play in the drive to improve the nation’s health, but their potential is yet untapped:

Supermarkets can be our allies in tackling the childhood obesity timebomb


Guidance: Family weight management: changing behaviour techniques – Public Health England
20 March 2020.  Evidence-based behaviour change techniques recommended for healthy weight services to support families with children aged 4 to 11 years:

Family weight management: changing behaviour techniques


Official Statistics: Oral health survey of 5-year-old children 2019 – Public Health England
19 March 2020.  Results of the National Dental Epidemiology Programme biennial survey which took place in the academic year 2018 to 2019:

Oral health survey of 5-year-old children 2019


Debate: Supermarkets’ Role in Tackling Childhood Obesity – They Work For You
18 March 2020, Westminster Hall at 11:00 am on 18th March 2020.  Debate led by APPG Chair Steve McCabe on our supermarkets report. Health Minister Edward Argar said ‘the APPG has provided a valuable contribution to the ongoing debate on improving children’s health and reducing childhood obesity—I have a copy here, and I very much enjoyed it as my bedtime reading last night.” and that we can expect a Government response to the consultation on restricting  promotions on products high in fat, sugar or salt ‘as soon as we can’:

https://www.theyworkforyou.com/whall/?id=2020-03-18a.339.0&s=obesity


Collection:  Oral Health – Public Health England
19 March 2020.  Information and resources for dental public health practitioners to improve oral health and reduce inequalities in England:

Oral health


Open consultation: Carer’s leave – Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
18 March 2020. Views sought on giving unpaid carers a new right to a week of leave:

Carer’s leave


News:  ‘We discuss food banks at school gates like it’s normal’ – BBC News Online
18 March 2020.  Six months after ex-Chancellor Sajid Javid announced an end to austerity, many families still rely on food banks to survive. The BBC’s Chris Vallance has been spending time at a food bank in Oxford, hearing the stories of those who come seeking help:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-51916467


News:  Coronavirus: Many schools ‘will have to shut in days’ – BBC News Online
17 March 2020, Hannah Richardson and Katherine Sellgren.  Many schools across the UK will not be able to remain open past the end of the week, says a head teachers’ leader. ASCL general secretary Geoff Barton said experienced head teachers in large schools were saying they would struggle to stay up and running past Friday:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-51910835


Press release: Charities encouraged to bid for £15 million Tampon Tax Fund – Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport and Baroness Barran MBE
16 March 2020.  Organisations supporting women and girls are today invited to apply for a share of £15 million from the Tampon Tax Fund:

Charities encouraged to bid for £15 million Tampon Tax Fund


Blog: Can Early Screen Limits Improve Future Healthy Behavior? – Psychology Today
13 March 2020, David Rettew MD.  A new study examines the link between toddler screen time and exercise:
Can Early Screen Limits Improve Future Healthy Behavior?


Article: Our definition of poverty is misleading and inaccurate – it’s time for a change – Freemarket Conservatives
13 March 2020, Madsen Pirie.  “To solve a problem, one needs to know what the problem is. Most people want to combat poverty, meaning that everyone should be able to access sufficient food, accommodation, healthcare, and other necessities. This is what the welfare state with its various benefits seeks to do”:
https://freemarketconservatives.org/our-definition-of-poverty-is-misleading-and-inaccurate-its-time-for-a-change/


Debate: Wellbeing of Future Generations Bill [HL] – Second Reading – They Work For You
13 March 2020.  Baroness Benjamin: ‘We know that childhood in this country is in a crisis; a vicious circle of inactivity, mental health problems and being overweight feed off each other and are likely to result in the least healthy adult population in living memory. We have, therefore, argued consistently for a CabinetMinister for children and young people, to ensure that children’s needs are central to decisions across the policy range’:

https://www.theyworkforyou.com/lords/?id=2020-03-13a.1258.0


Research and analysis: Hospital tooth extractions of 0 to 19 year olds – Public Health England
12 March 2020.  Episodes of children being admitted to hospital for tooth extractions from 2011 to 2019:

Hospital tooth extractions of 0 to 19 year olds


Official Statistics: Child obesity and excess weight: small area level data, March 2020 update – Public Health England
3 March 2020.  Trend data from the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) showing the prevalence of excess weight and obesity in children at small area level:

Child obesity and excess weight at small area level

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