Food: Now and Then - Young People's Food Choices
For over 15 years, we have been asking secondary pupils across the country the same question: Do you ever feel afraid of going to school because of bullying? The pupils are offered four responses, Very often, Often, Sometimes and Never. The proportion saying anything other than 'Never' veries between 20% (Year 10 males) to over 30% (Year 8 females). And it's been that way for a long while.
Probably not the shortest question with the most bias ever...
Advances in technology are helping to solve crime. Do you agree with the use of DNA evidence in catching criminals? Yes / Not sure / No
[That one courtesy of my MP.]
Each year SHEU publish an annual report with data from their surveys with young people.
In the most recent report, nearly 31,000 youngsters answered a question about paid work.
Around 28% of the 14-15 year olds told us that they have a regular paid job during term time.
Data since 1987 show a general downward trend in those reporting a regular, paid job in term time. Figures from the 12-13 year olds have remained consistent over the 1990s and now appear to be declining.
The echoes of our Autumn report rumble on.
We were asked to give some more detail for the House of Commons magazine (below) in November, and Jo Swinson asked a question about our work in the House of Commons chamber itself:
Jo Swinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will assess the recent research conducted by the Schools Health Education Unit on links between bullying and appearance. 
Follow the link below to new research about 5-11 yr. olds' health and wellbeing.
Arranged under :- Food / Drugs / SRE / Exercise / Health / Lifestyle / Education / Other
SHEU have been providing monthly research news links since January 2006 that are, judging by users' comments, relevant to those working with young people.
New SHEU data, from 1999-2010, show that girls, more than boys, and 10-11 year olds, more than older children, report eating fresh fruit 'on most days'.
Follow this link for the chart
Data from: 'Food: Now and Then - Young People's Food Choices'
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Schools Health Education Unit (SHEU) - Nationally-recognised since 1977
Young people's main source of sex information has undergone a profound shift from the home and towards school lessons.
School surveys since 1983, by the Schools Health Education Unit (SHEU), have asked young people about their sources of sex education.
New data has been added showing the continuing shift from home towards school lessons.
For details please visit 'Schools’ increasing role as sex education provider'.
SHEU carry out research and provide Internet links to studies about young people's health and wellbeing.
Measurements of self-esteem are often included in the study papers and perhaps no other topic has produced so many, often conflicting, theories.
To help you on your voyage of discovery, SHEU's latest list of Internet links should set you off in the right direction.
SHEU are often asked questions, about Internet links to recent research, that contain a number of these keywords: physical activity, physical education, exercise, fitness, sport, school, attainment, academic, achievement, ability, performance, educational benefits.
The questions are usually straightforward and follow this example, "Is there a link between ..."
SHEU's latest list of Internet links should set you off in the right direction and, hopefully, you will find the answers that you seek.