In among all the alarmist reporting on rising obesity rates -- there is occasionally some constructive reporting.
Two techniques have assisted with childhood weight problems.
1. The MEND programme (UK)
2. Removing soft drinks, sweets, and buns from schools (Sweden)
MEND (Mind, Exercise, Nutrition, Do-it!) is a 9-week program that involves the whole family - teaching "healthy attitudes and behaviours relating to eating and activity, and to help children see being active as fun."
The program was tested across a number of areas across England: