According to the BBC, a plan to ban smoking in cars carrying children is due to be put to a vote in the House of Lords today.
Another BBC story quotes James Cant, head of the British Lung Foundation Scotland, pointed to a 2010 NHS study in England which found that about 18% of children aged 11 to 15 were exposed to smoke in cars.
"...As a result of taking part (in a SHEU survey) and using the evidence provided we were able to offer more support for students which had a direct impact on improved attendance and outcomes ... Completing the survey every two years grew in importance year on year, with the final cycle having a major impact on our SDP, PHSE curriculum, Ofsted outcomes and governor understanding ..." Deputy Head Secondary School
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The Schools Health Education Unit [SHEU] is an independent research unit that has been working with young people and with education and health professionals since 1977. We have developed expertise in providing reliable baseline data for local needs assessment to inform plans in health, education and care. We work with Public Health and Children’s Services across the UK. Millions of questions have been answered by youngsters. The resulting databanks provide a unique historical and contemporary archive of young people.
#SHEUres links to research about Exercise Sport Physical Activity PE and 5-11, 11-16 and 16plus year olds
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The latest issue of the Education and Health journal has 3 articles from
Leila Harris, Glyn Owen, Tim Baker and Nicholas Shelley
about food and healthy eating in primary schools
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