Children of working mums have unhealthier lifestyles

Stay at home or  non working mums can rejoice. New medical research suggests that children whose mothers work are more likely to lead unhealthier lifestyles than those whose mums don’t.

Research found that these children are more likely to be driven to school, more likely to spend more than two hours daily watching television, more likely to consume sugary drinks, less likely to snack on fruit or veg and are less likely to get in more than three portions of their 5-a-day.

The research is published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.