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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

HEALTHY LIVING DIRECTOR APPOINTED TO BREAKFAST CLUB AWARDS JUDGING PANEL

Professor Greta Defeyter, Director of Healthy Living has been appointed as a judge  for this year’s Kellogg’s Breakfast Club awards. Winning clubs will be invited to an award ceremony which will take place on 22nd November at the Houses of Parliament. Professor Defeyter said: “It’s a huge honour to be part of the judging panel … Continue reading "HEALTHY LIVING DIRECTOR APPOINTED TO BREAKFAST CLUB AWARDS JUDGING PANEL"
4th August 2017

RESEARCHERS INVITED TO SPEAK AT WESTMINSTER

School of Psychology & Sport Sciences Researcher Dr Greta Defeyter spoke recently at the Westminster cross-party parliamentary briefing on school breakfast clubs. Dr. Defeyter presented preliminary research findings at a parliamentary briefing at Westminster sponsored by Ian Lucas MP for Wrexham. The research tested primary school children at two time points (when children started attending … Continue reading "RESEARCHERS INVITED TO SPEAK AT WESTMINSTER"
4th August 2017