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We're working hard on the production of our once-annual reports following the retirement of David McGeorge last year, but we're realising how much work he used to put in!
But we've compiled all the aggregate data sets, and have produced most of the tables, and have had a peek at what the results are telling us.
We often look to see how groups of vulnerable young people are doing relative to their peers in our data sets.
We were recently prompted to look at young people who are young carers, who have special educational needs, who are attending PRUs, and who are in Special Schools. The numbers from PRUs and Special Schools who completed any of our questionnaires are small, and they may not have answered the same set of questions, so this analysis is rather patchy.
SHEU is 40!
We were founded in 1977 by John Balding in the University of Exeter.
We went independent in 1997 and 2017 is our 40th birthday, so at today's staff meeting we had a cake.
The Sex Education Forum have published today some notes and advice on puberty.
The US School Breakfast Program [SBP] was established in 1966 for the primary purpose of offering a morning meal to low-income children who would otherwise have none. This blog, written in 2015, is not to mark any 'breakfast' occasion or 'week/day of ...' events but to place together a number of links to research that support a range of investigations. Some may be satisfied by simply clicking on a link and reading what appears on screen.
The World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer (WHO-IARC) have just released a statement about red and processed meats ( http://www.iarc.fr/en/media-centre/pr/2015/pdfs/pr240_E.pdf ). They reviewed the evidence about the increased risk of things like bowel cancer, and concluded that processed meats definitely cause cancer in people, and red meat "probably" causes cancer.
There has been some talk in the press recently regarding a new US study about e-cigarettes, which seems to show that e‑cigarettes can contribute to the recruitment of young people (16+) to smoking. The value of this study is that it was a longitudinal study, where the same respondents are followed up at a later date.