Commuting and Health – Research and Policy Forum

This meeting was held on Wednesday 21 January 2015, 10.00am – 2.00pmPitt Building, CambridgeThe way we travel can affect our health and the health of people around us. In the Commuting and Health in Cambridge study funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), researchers have been following the travel and physical activity patterns […]


Neighbourhood food environments, diet and healthResearch and policy meeting10.00am – 4pm, Tuesday 4 November 2014Møller Centre, Cambridge#cedardiet14You can read abstracts for each talk here (pdf).You can download slide sets for many of the presentations from the day below. Please note, some sets may be edited to remove unpublished material or copyright images. 10.00 Coffee and […]

Research and policy meeting 4 November 2014

Are you in a healthy place? Neighbourhood food environments, diet and healthResearch and policy meeting This meeting was held 10.00am – 4pm, Tuesday 4 November 2014, Møller Centre, Cambridge #cedardiet14 Where we live, study and work, the shops and takeaways we use, and the social structures we inhabit have the potential to shape how we […]

Evidence Submissions

Below are a number of our evidence submissions to policy bodies and guidance producing organisations, many submitted jointly with the MRC Epidemiology Unit. If you have questions about these, please contact Oliver Francis, this page: DEFRA – The future for food, farming and the environment – May 2018 Health and Social Care Committee – […]

CEDAR Bulletin Summer 2013 – out now

The summer 2013 edition of CEDAR Bulletin is out now. You can read it here, and sign up for future issues here. This issue includes: What shall we do about diet and physical activity?  Research and policy meeting, 9 October 2013 Help shape CEDAR’s research: lay member sought for advisory group Government announces investment and […]

CEDAR Bulletin 4 – January 2013

The latest news from the Centre for Diet and Activity Research                          > Sign up for future issuesIn this issue New Evidence Brief – Children’s diet and school ESRC Evidence Briefing – Supporting health and activity in schools Seminars: CANCELLATION 23 January and new seminar 27 February CEDAR contributes […]

CEDAR Bulletin 3 – November 2012

The latest news from the Centre for Diet and Activity Research                         > Sign up for future issuesIn this issue New Evidence Brief: School-based physical activity programmes Evidence Summaries for NICE and House of Lords Committees Online publications database and open access papers Supporting Evaluation of Complex Public Health Interventions CEDAR […]

Evidence Brief 2: school-based physical activity programmes

Review for the Youth Sport Trust – November 2012 This Brief summarises a lay review commissioned by the Youth Sport Trust. It gives an overview of school based programmes for promoting physical activity in children and adolescents, and examines evidence about whether certain programmes work better for particular groups of children.Jump to: Physical Activity in […]

Evidence Brief 1: Supporting physical activity in schools

Findings from the SPEEDY study – May 2012 Being physically active is good for children’s health and wellbeing, and can be an important part of combating obesity. However, many children in the UK are not meeting the current physical activity guidelines. As children spend a large amount of time at school or travelling to and […]

New Evidence Briefs from CEDAR – tell us what you think

At CEDAR we’re producing a series of Evidence Briefs: succinct summaries of our research findings. We want to hear your views about how documents like this might be made most effective in supporting decision making within policy and practice.We know that there can be gaps between the evidence that individual studies are able to generate […]