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% of parents found it harder to make ends meet during the summer holidays compared with term-time, while 63% of parents found themselves without enough money for food during the summer. A staggering 93% of low income parents skip at least one meal a day to make sure their children are fed. More than 65% of parents on low household incomes say they often feel isolated in the school holidays due to being unable to afford to feed their families, or go out and entertain their children.

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