Premiership Rugby (Something To Chew On and HITZ)

Recently, Healthy Living, under the direction of Prof Defeyter has investigated the efficacy of two of Premiership Rugby’s award winning programmes: HITZ and Something To Chew On. The HITZ programmes targets NEETS and the research team examined both the content and the impact of the programme. Something To Chew On, is a programme led by Premiership Rugby across the UK, that promotes healthy eating and physical activity to children within primary schools. The research evaluation for both of these programmes was funded by Public Health England. These large projects were conducted over two years and the Healthy Living Lab will be presenting findings at a Parliamentary Roundtable Event in October 2017. Prof Liz Atkins and Dr Pamela L. Graham have already presented two papers at BERA (September, 2017) and a number of academic papers are currently in preparation.

Redcar & Cleveland An evaluation of the Redcar and Cleveland Primary School Pedometer Project.

This project ran across a number of schools in Redcar & Cleveland and investigated the impact of active lessons on children’s level of physical activity and cognition. The findings have been presented at a number of international conferences and a number of papers are currently under review.