The Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR) is studying the population-level influences on what we eat and how much physical activity we do. We are developing and evaluating public health interventions, and helping shape public health practice and policy.
Part of the MRC Epidemiology Unit at the University of Cambridge, we work with a number of other leading research organisations in the UK and beyond.
CEDAR draws on the expertise of a wide range of scientific disciplines, and we collaborate with public health organisations, schools, charities and policy bodies.
CEDAR’s research looks at how the world in which we live shapes our behaviours, and therefore how we might target whole populations and systems to bring about a positive shift in our health. Read more.
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. Read more.
CEDAR research draws on the expertise of a range of scientific disciplines, including behavioural science, biostatistics, epidemiology, health economics, health geography, and nutrition research. Our research is supported by specialist expertise in data management, study coordination and communications. Read profiles of all our staff.
Work at CEDAR
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Our latest news
Leaving school and getting a job both lead to a drop in the amount of physical activity, while becoming a…
CEDAR Ph.D. student Dolly Theis writes about how labelling menus may help us to eat more healthily. This post was…
Food sold at restaurants whose menus display energy information are lower in fat and salt than that of their competitors,…
CEDAR PhD student Anna Le Gouais outlines the findings of research on the opportunities and challenges in creating neighbourhoods that…
How to make walking and cycling interventions successfulChanges to the environment are being made to encourage more people to walk…