Workingmums responds to new research on working mums and diet

Workingmums.co.uk responds to new research showing children of working mums are less healthy than those of non-working mums.

New research from the Institute of Child Health on 12,500 five year olds shows that children of working mums are more likely to drink fizzy drinks and do less exercise than children of mums who don’t work. This is Workingmums.co.uk’s response:

"Working mums tend to be the focus of a lot of controversial and often conflicting research. What this research highlights is a need for a better understanding of the issues they face, including greater flexibility around their working lives so they can balance their many responsibilities. In many instances, it is a necessity that mums work, even more so since the recession. However, most enjoy working and this provides huge benefits health wise to all the family.

"Workingmums.co.uk is the UK’s number one site for professional working mothers, over 100,000 women visit the site each month looking for flexible opportunities. These are skilled professionals with lot to offer employers.
They just need a little flexibility to make it easier for them to balance their work and family responsibilities. This could be as simple as starting half an hour later and making this up at the end of the day or at lunch time
so they can walk their children to school."




Comments [1]

  • Anonymous says:

    I am not sure where such research figures come from and do not have the time to find out. Yes I am a working mum! And I juggle everyday with the daily activities. If I was a professional juggler I would have won numerous awards! My boy goes to nursery and childminder, at neither places fizzy drinks are available. At nursey, my boy has tennis lessons and taken for swimming too. He is only 28 months is that not good exercise for him? I would not be able to give that to him by staying at home as I would not be able to afford it. I am not embarrassed to accept I want my motherhood and career simultaneously. If one of my previous employers were flexible, I would have not had to leave my job. Now why is research not done in that area..ie how may companies allow, frown upon or decline flexible/part time working? Why penalise mums who are already working hard due to no other option or because they want to.


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