Lidl Malta to make changes to popular products in 2020

Lidl has announced it will make major changes to some of its most popular products in a bid to encourage healthier lifestyle choices – and tackle childhood obesity. The supermarket giant, which has eight stores in Malta and Gozo, will remove cartoon characters from all its own-brand cereal packaging by the spring. The move is […]

Maltese children are once again ‘the fattest in Europe’

Kids in the Malta have once again been ranked as the fattest in Europe. Malta has the highest rate of child obesity in the European Union, according to alarming new research. Almost 25 per cent of  15-year-olds are now overweight or obese in Malta, a higher proportion than in all other EU countries and a […]

Only 1 in 5 teenagers in Malta exercise every day

Maltese teenagers are generally fitter and healthier than those in Italy, Australia and New Zealand, according to a global study. However, just one in five 11 to 17-year-olds in Malta get as much exercise as they need to to stay in shape. The figures also showed that 81.4 per cent of teenagers in Malta do […]

Why is Malta the second fattest nation in Europe?

People in Malta should walk for 10 minutes a day to improve their health, according to doctors. They said brisk walking every day was the easiest way to get active, while joining a gym brought ‘huge health benefits’. The World Health Organisation ranked Malta as the second-fattest country in Europe behind Turkey. It said found […]

Children risk obesity ‘owing to lack of sleep’

A third of primary school children are not getting enough sleep, putting them at risk of obesity, experts have warned. A new poll found that 43% of adults sleep less than the recommended minimum of seven hours a night. Around a third of primary and 70% of secondary school pupils sleep for less than nine […]

Parents ‘don’t realise how fat their children are’

Malta has one of the worst child obesity rates in the world, with more than 40% of Maltese children classed as officially obese. But now a new study claims parents often underestimate how fat their children are. Researchers found that mums and dads often use words such as ‘chubby’, ‘solid’ and big boned’ rather than […]