CASE: Creating Active School Environments

Doing more physical activity and sitting less is important for health and well-being in young people.  However, many are not active for the government recommended time of 60 minutes per day, and they also sit for long periods. This is particularly true for adolescents. This unhealthy lifestyle is heavily influenced by the environment in which […]

SPEEDY children helping to build understanding of diet and activity

CEDAR continues to contribute to SPEEDY (Sport, Physical activity and Eating behaviour: Environmental Determinants in Young people).This population based study focuses on children in schools in Norfolk. “Behaviour formed in childhood and adolescence can last a lifetime.” says Dr Esther van Sluijs, one of the lead investigators on SPEEDY. “The goal of this research is […]

PEAR: Physical Environment and Activity Relationships

CEDAR is adding information to the Bristol University-led PEAR Project, which is investigating how different features of the physical environment relate to the time that 13-15 year olds spend engaged in physical activity.To do this researchers are using objective measurement of the environment through a geographic information system (GIS), combined with objective measures of where […]

ROOTS

The ROOTS study is a prospective cohort with the primary aim of determining the contributions of genetic, physiological, psychological and social variables to well-being and the emergence of mental health problems during adolescence. The ROOTS study is led by Professor Goodyer, Department of Developmental Psychiatry, University of Cambridge.The ROOTS cohort consists of approximately ~1,300 volunteers […]

SPEEDY: Sport, Physical activity and Eating behaviour: Environmental Determinants in Young people

CEDAR is continuing to contribute to SPEEDY (Sport, Physical activity and Eating behaviour: Environmental Determinants in Young people).SPEEDY is a population based cohort study focused on children in a school based setting within Norfolk, with the aim of improving our understanding of patterns of and influences on diet and physical activity among children. It is […]