What we do

The Healthy Living Lab at Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne focuses on public health interventions; including school and community breakfast clubs; holiday hunger, nutrition within schools and the workplace; and the associations between nutrition, cognition and physical activity.

Healthy Living continues to inform and advise the public and a host of professionals including policy makers, academics, businesses and local councils on health-related issues in an attempt to bridge the gap between scientific research findings, policy and practice.

Our Values

Healthy Living operates the following core values:

  • Scientific rigour and quality
  • Participation and inclusion of the community
  • Working in partnership with other agencies and with the community
  • Acting as a catalyst and working with other agencies to enable knowledge exchange and transfer

People we work with

  • Schools, Colleges & Universities
  • Companies & Businesses
  • Charities & other 3rd Sector Organisations
  • Breakfast Clubs & Other Health Initiatives
  • Local Councils & Authorities
  • Government Departments
  • Local Partnerships
  • The Media
  • The Catering & Food Industry

What we offer

Healthy Living offers research, evaluation and training

Research and Evaluation

The Healthy Living Lab has a long track record of conducting research and evaluating interventions around school breakfast clubs and holiday hunger. See our latest research for a flavor of what the lab can offer.


Drawing on extensive expertise in teaching and learning the Healthy Living Lab are able to develop and deliver bespoke accredited and non-accredited school breakfast club training. Each training package is tailored to the needs of the client, varying the emphasis on theory, practice and research and can be delivered as e-learning or face-to-face courses/Master Classes. Learners have full access to a range of Northumbria University’s resources including onlne teaching platforms, a dedicated help-line and 24-hour IT support.

Latest News & events

Food and coping strategies during the COVID-19 pandemic

19th Jun 2020
Feeding Britain and the Healthy Living Lab have just pu...

University students facing food insecurity due to pandemic

11th Jun 2020
Forty percent of university students have reported they...

Covid-19: Back to School, Rebuilding a Better Future for All Children

10th Jun 2020
A few months ago, members of the Healthy Living Lab at ...