Development of a novel, school located, #obesity prevention programme, the Healthy Lifestyles Programme (HeLP)

Dr Katrina Wyatt and Dr Jennifer Lloyd, in the latest issue of the journal Education and Health, describe the development of a school-located obesity prevention programme which used creative delivery methods to engage and support schools, children and their families in adopting sustainable changes to their lifestyles.
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How adolescents perceive cigarette packaging and possible benefits of plain packaging #smoking

In the latest issue of the journal Education and Health, Allison Ford and colleagues from the Institute for Social Marketing, University of Stirling, research adolescents’ responses to, and perceptions of, different cigarette pack styles. The results could help adolescents recognise how they continue to be targeted by the tobacco industry and support school-based tobacco education to help smoking prevention.
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Self-reported #drinking behaviour of school age #children in Sunderland over a fourteen-year period

Dr Alison McInnes and Dr David Blackwell, in the latest issue of the journal Education and Health, present their study on the drinking behaviours and health-related practices of school-age children in the North East.
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Primary school teachers’ asthma knowledge and confidence in managing children with asthma

Dr. Mohammad Al-Motlaq and Dr. Kenneth Sellick, in the latest issue of the journal Education and Health, write about school teachers’ knowledge of asthma and their confidence in managing children with asthma.

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SHEU : possibly the best source for research about 5-11yr olds health and wellbeing #Health #Child

Free research resource from SHEU for those concerned with young people's health and wellbeing
Topics - Food : Drugs : SRE/RSE : Exercise : Education : Lifestyle : Health
Example - ‘Getting fit basically just means, like, nonfat’: children's lessons in fitness and fatness
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Comments about SHEU

"Thanks for presenting the survey to local schools this morning, I just wanted to thank you for such interesting and thought-provoking information.  
I’m really glad we were able to take part - the information (particularly headline data and differences) will support us to have some really interesting questions with the Year group as a whole about the sense they’re making of this; what they think it might mean in terms of changes they might make, and what they need to support them in this."

Deputy Headteacher

"Your work in developing the Health Related Behaviour Survey was ground breaking and has continued to evolve." Tribute from a Director of Public Health to John Balding, presented at his retirement lunch, May 2005

Any comments on specific survey questions that may have caused difficulty?
All questions are clearly worded and easy to answer

Class teacher

"It's good to talk with you again - we used so much of those data and did so much with it in schools - we really got the place buzzing!"

Consultant in Public Health

"Our use of the Health-Related Behaviour Questionnaire was commended as part of our accreditation for the National Healthy Schools Scheme." Headteacher

My school took part in the Health Survey last year and found it incredibly beneficial. It has been an invaluable tool for planning our PSHE/well being provision and actioning our school development plan.

Primary School Wellbeing Lead

"The Unit is to be congratulated in preparing ... material of the highest standard and worthy of wide dissemination." National Association for Environmental Education

National Association for Environmental Education

I just wanted to write and tell you how much I enjoyed your talk at last week's conference.

Chief Executive, substance use charity

"This is an excellent way of keeping up to date belt and braces style."

School Drugs Advisor

"The Unit has a unique historical and contemporary archive of young people." Prof. Ted Wragg 1938-2005

Prof Ted Wragg, 1938-2005