CEDAR is communicating about diet and physical activity research, behaviours, interventions and policies.
CEDAR was originally one of five UKCRC-funded Centres of Excellence in Public Health. It now focuses on sharing evidence from relevant research programmes at the MRC Epidemiology Unit, University of Cambridge.
These programmes are discovering more about population-level influences and interventions on what we eat and how much we move around. We have a particular interest in the development and evaluation of public health interventions, and public health practice and policy.
Evidence and resources
Find a range of evidence resources and tools for practitioners and policymakers, including a searchable publications database, evidence summaries, briefs and data visualisations, and ,apping and planning tools for the food environment and cycling investment. Explore them here.
Practice and policy collaboration
Our research is being used to develop and evaluate public health interventions, and is guided by the needs of public health practice. We work with public health organisations, schools, charities and a range of policy bodies. More about collaborating with us
Our latest news
Early adulthood education and employment experiences affect later cardiovascular health
New research published today in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health has found that education and employment experiences in…
Lancet series highlights need to improve physical activity worldwide
CEDAR researchers at the MRC Epidemiology Unit are among scientists from across the world contributing to The Lancet 2021 series…
CEDAR researchers contribute to latest Food Foundation Broken Plate report
Researchers from CEDAR at the MRC Epidemiology Unit have, for the third year in a row, contributed to the Food…
Seven is the magic number: new global study identifies a threshold for gender equality in cycling
In many countries, including the UK, many fewer women than men cycle. Using data from 17 countries in six continents,…
Sugar purchased in soft drinks fell 10% following introduction of industry levy
The amount of sugar purchased by households through soft drinks fell by 10% in the year following the introduction of…