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Holiday clubs provide far more benefits beyond just providing food, study reveals

The largest study of school holiday clubs in England has found that as well as helping to combat childhood hunger, holiday clubs provide a number of social and health benefits including providing children a safe place to play. The extensive findings of the study were released today (Wednesday 30 May) at a special event at … Continue reading "Holiday clubs provide far more benefits beyond just providing food, study reveals"
11th June 2018

DIRECTOR OF HEALTHY LIVING RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS FOOD AWARD

Healthy Living Director, Professor Greta Defeyter has received a prestigious Children’s Food Heroes Award, run by Sustain – an alliance for better food and farming, for her pioneering work into school breakfast clubs and holiday hunger. Beating off tough competition, Greta received the award in the Research/Education category in recognition of her work in researching, … Continue reading "DIRECTOR OF HEALTHY LIVING RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS FOOD AWARD"
4th August 2017

HEALTHY LIVING LAB TEAM PRESENT EVIDENCE TO HOLIDAY HUNGER PARLIAMENTARY INQUIRY

Experts on children’s holiday hunger from the Healthy Living Research Lab at Northumbria University, Newcastle have been asked to present to a group of MPs who are leading an inquiry into the issue. The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Hunger is looking into the extent of hunger amongst children during the school holidays, as … Continue reading "HEALTHY LIVING LAB TEAM PRESENT EVIDENCE TO HOLIDAY HUNGER PARLIAMENTARY INQUIRY"
4th August 2017

NORTHUMBRIA HEALTHY LIVING TEAM SCOOPS TOP PSYCHOLOGY AWARD

Academics within the Healthy Living Lab at Northumbria have won an award for the work they carried out on school breakfast and holiday clubs, both of which provide a lifeline for busy parents and families.​Healthy Living has received the British Psychological Society (BPS) North East of England Public Engagement Award, which is given as recognition … Continue reading "NORTHUMBRIA HEALTHY LIVING TEAM SCOOPS TOP PSYCHOLOGY AWARD"
4th August 2017

SCHOOL HOLIDAY CLUBS SURVEY 2017

Across the UK many organisations have introduced holiday clubs to help support low income families during the school holidays.  Last summer, Northumbria University’s Healthy Living Lab undertook a snapshot survey into Holiday Meal and Activities in partnership with the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on School Food’s Holiday Hunger Task Group.  This summer, working with the … Continue reading "SCHOOL HOLIDAY CLUBS SURVEY 2017"
4th August 2017

NORTHUMBRIA UNIVERSITY TO SHOWCASE WORLD-CLASS RESEARCH AT FOOD MATTERS LIVE

Representatives of Northumbria University’s Healthy Living Lab will be present to discuss their research initiatives relating to public health interventions, including school holiday hunger, school and community breakfast clubs, nutrition within school and the workplace, and the associations between nutrition, cognition and physical activity. Recent research by Professor Greta Defeyter, Director of Northumbria’s Healthy Living team, has revealed that 71% … Continue reading "NORTHUMBRIA UNIVERSITY TO SHOWCASE WORLD-CLASS RESEARCH AT FOOD MATTERS LIVE"
4th August 2017

HEALTHY LIVING TEAM’S LATEST RESEARCH ON SCHOOL HOLIDAY FOOD PROVISION PUBLISHED

The latest piece of research by the Healthy Living team, “School Holiday Food Provision in the UK: A Qualitative Investigation of Needs, Benefits and Potential for development” has just been published on line in Frontiers in Public Health, and is available to download at: http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fpubh.2016.00172/full  Director of Healthy Living, Professor Greta Defeyter said: “There is a … Continue reading "HEALTHY LIVING TEAM’S LATEST RESEARCH ON SCHOOL HOLIDAY FOOD PROVISION PUBLISHED"
4th August 2017

SUMMER HOLIDAY CLUB RESEARCH UNDERWAY

The next phase of Healthy Living’s research programme, investigating  summer holiday club provision, got under way this summer when Healthy Living PhD student Jackie Shinwell visited school based holiday clubs in Scotland and the North East of England. Healthy Living Director, Professor Greta Defeyter, said: “We are delighted to be working with the schools in … Continue reading "SUMMER HOLIDAY CLUB RESEARCH UNDERWAY"
4th August 2017

HEALTHY LIVING LAB PRESENT EVIDENCE TO HOLIDAY HUNGER ALL PARTY PARLIAMENTARY GROUP

Members of the Healthy Living Lab presented evidence to the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Holiday Hunger this week. Professor Defeyter said: “This piece of research by Emilly Mann, a member of the Healthy Living Lab team is breaking new ground in an emerging area of academic study.  Presenting the results of Emily’s research to … Continue reading "HEALTHY LIVING LAB PRESENT EVIDENCE TO HOLIDAY HUNGER ALL PARTY PARLIAMENTARY GROUP"
4th August 2017