University students facing food insecurity due to pandemic

Forty percent of university students have reported they are worried that they will run out of food as they deal with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new report. Professor Greta Defeyter led a collaborative project across Northumbria University, City; University London; Ulster and Oklahoma State Universities to investigate students level of food … Continue reading "University students facing food insecurity due to pandemic"
11th June 2020

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

A few months ago, members of the Healthy Living Lab at Northumbria joined with academics from other universities to review existing academic evidence on the impact of school closures on pupils. I am delighted that the evidence we submitted to the Education Select Committee has now been published. The full report can be found here. … Continue reading "Covid-19: Back to School, Rebuilding a Better Future for All Children"
10th June 2020

Massive decrease in fruit and vegetable intake reported by children receiving free school meals following lockdown

Embargoed to 00:01, Monday 8 June 2020 In a study conducted by Northumbria University’s Healthy Living Lab around half of the children who received free school meal vouchers are reporting a significant drop in their intake of fruit and vegetables since schools closed in March. Just over half of pupils who would have received free … Continue reading "Massive decrease in fruit and vegetable intake reported by children receiving free school meals following lockdown"
8th June 2020

The Big Issue names Northumbria academic as one of the UK’s Top 100 Changemakers

Professor Greta Defeyter of Northumbria University, Newcastle, has been listed as one of The Big Issue’s Top 100 Changemakers for 2020 for her research work making a positive impact on society. The magazine’s annual list of changemakers recognises some of the “awe-inspiring” individuals and organisations doing what they can to make things better in Britain … Continue reading "The Big Issue names Northumbria academic as one of the UK’s Top 100 Changemakers"
14th January 2020