Food and Physical Activity Programmes

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 … Continue reading "Food and Physical Activity Programmes"
27th September 2017

Holiday Hunger

The Healthy Living Lab was one of the first University research labs to investigate the phenomenon of holiday hunger.  The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) defines food security as “when all people, at all times, have physical, social and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food which meets their dietary … Continue reading "Holiday Hunger"
27th September 2017

School Breakfast Clubs

The Healthy Living team have been involved in the evaluation of school and community breakfast clubs for around twenty years.  Dr Jeanet Ingwersen completed a PhD which examined the foods that children consumed for breakfast and the effect on cognitive performance. Jeanet is now a Senior Lecturer at Teesside University. This study led to an … Continue reading "School Breakfast Clubs"
4th August 2017