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Research Study Assistant (Part Time, Fixed Term) – FRESHTo work on a family-focused, child-led project where the intervention. The Families Reporting Every Step to Health (FRESH) study is a randomised controlled trial, aiming to increase physical activity and connectivity within families by encouraging them to be active together. Closing date: 2 January 2018. Interviews likely […]

Sales of sugar-sweetened drinks in Jamie’s Italian restaurants fall by 11% after 10p levy

Study generates evidence that financial measures could contribute to strategies aimed at preventing obesity and non-communicable diseases.Introducing a small levy of 10 pence per drink to the price of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) sold in Jamie’s Italian restaurants across the UK is likely to have contributed to a significant decline in SSB sales, according to new […]

Use of TV, internet and computer games associated with poorer GCSE grades

Each extra hour per day spent watching TV, using the internet or playing computer games during Year 10 is associated with poorer grades at GCSE at age 16, according to research from the University of Cambridge.In a study published today in the open access International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, researchers also found […]