Upcoming public health talks, seminars and conferences

Bradford Hill Seminar: 24 November 2017, 13:00-14:00 Evidence is Not Enough: Towards a democratically legitimate role for evidence in health policymaking Dr Katherine Smith, Global Public Health Unit Social Policy, University of Edinburgh Large Seminar Room, 1st Floor, Institute of Public Health, University Forvie Site, Robinson Way, Cambridge. CEDAR / MRC Epidemiology Seminar: 4 January […]

CEDAR Bulletin – October 2017 – out now

The October 2017 edition of CEDAR Bulletin is out now. Read it here.This issue includes: Vacancy: Research Associate for sugar tax evaluation FRESH Study Steering Committee – community members wanted Evaluating GoActive – a journey of 25,000 miles (so far!) DfT updates walking and cycling guidance based on CEDAR research Changing the way we travel […]

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 […]

Lou’s Tuesday. Only 24 hours in a day- why does this matter for health research?

There are only 24 hours in a day. Why does this matter for health research? Dr Lou Foley has made a short video to introduce the concept of compositions and compositional data analysis.In three minutes and 45 seconds of live action and stop motion, Lou will take you through a typical Tuesday.She’ll show you how […]

NIHR funds research to evaluate the health impacts of the new sugar tax on soft drinks

CEDAR and other NIHR researchers have launched a pioneering study to evaluate impact of the UK Government’s forthcoming tax on sugary drinks.The Soft Drinks Industry Levy (SDIL), due to be enforced from April 2018, is being introduced as part of the UK Government’s Childhood Obesity Plan to address childhood obesity, and related conditions such as […]

UK Department for Transport updates walking and cycling appraisal guidance based on CEDAR research

The Department for Transport (DFT) has published proposed changes for their Transport Appraisal Guidance (TAG) for active travel based on CEDAR research which brings together the latest understanding of the various benefits of cycling and walking.The new guidance specifies the appraisal process for projects that support walking and cycling in England. The previous guidance, introduced […]

CEDAR Bulletin July 2017 – out now

The July 2017 edition of CEDAR Bulletin is out now. Read it here.This issue includes: Find our Feat: CEDAR launches the Food Environment Assessment Tool Global Diet and Activity Research Group and Network (GDAR) A new leash of life: dog walking could be key to activity in later life New Evidence Brief – Changing the […]

CEDAR launches Food environment assessment tool (Feat)

We are very pleased to launch the Food environment assessment tool (Feat).This new resource is underpinned by the latest scientific evidence about how food access in our neighbourhoods affects our dietary choices, body weight and health. It allows for detailed exploration of the geography of food retail access across England.It will allow you to map, […]

Dog walking could be key to ensuring activity in later life

A new study has shown that regularly walking a dog boosts levels of physical activity in older people, especially during the winter.Published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, the study used data from the EPIC Norfolk cohort study, which is tracking the health and wellbeing of thousands of residents of the English county […]

Going global – funding awarded for new Global Diet and Activity Research Group and Network (GDAR)

CEDAR is to play a key role in a new international research partnership to help combat poor diet and physical inactivity and reduce the risk of non-communicable diseases.The Global Diet and Activity Research Group and Network (GDAR) has been awarded funding by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). GDAR will carry out research to […]