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Developing a young people’s toolkit on Health Inequalities

A Fair and Equal Opportunity to Enjoy Good Health: A Young People’s Toolkit has recently been launched. The Association for Young People’s Health (AYPH) led the co-production of the toolkit with young people and SPHR researchers, funded by the NIHR School for Public Health Research. AYPH is a charity that works to understand and meet the particular health and wellbeing needs of 10–25 year olds.

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Ultra-processed foods make up almost two-thirds of Britain’s school meals

School meals in the UK contain lots of highly processed foods, promoting poor health among children and increasing their risk of obesity. British primary and secondary schoolchildren are getting the majority of their lunchtime calories from ‘ultra-processed’ foods, according to a study led by researchers at Imperial College London and published today in the journal Nutrients.

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The 2022 NIHR Doctoral training camp: Intensive but rewarding

We were excited to be nominated by the SPHR to attend this year’s NIHR doctoral training camp in Cheshire. This was focused on how to successfully apply for further research funding.

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New funding announced to support next generation of dementia researchers

First published: 07 July 2022 on NIHR National Institute for Health and Care Research website NIHR has introduced £11.8 million of funding for promising early career researchers to pursue dementia research and to build up their number and skills across the NIHR family.

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Celebrating 10 years of working together for better public health: Annual Scientific Meeting 2022

The NIHR School for Public Health Research held its eighth Annual Scientific Meeting on the 23rd and 24th June 2022. The event was held virtually and brought together over 200 delegates including researchers, public partners, public health professionals and the wider NIHR.

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How we can support physical health for people living with severe mental illness

Based in the North East of England, the WHOLE-SMI project gets its name from its focus on how we can support wellbeing and holistic health for individuals living with severe mental illness. Here, two peer researchers involved in the project, Sue Webster and Keith Thompson, talk about their hopes for the study.

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Finding better ways to evidence and appreciate the role and work of Voluntary and Community Sector youth services

Dr Nicholas Woodrow from ScHARR, University of Sheffield discusses recent work with the voluntary community sector.

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NIHR Three Research Schools’ Mental Health Research Fellowships

The NIHR Schools for Primary Care Research (SPCR), Public Health Research (SPHR) and Social Care Research (SSCR) (“three Schools”) have joined together in a unique collaboration between leading academic centres in England to collaborate on a programme of work funded through the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR).

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What is the right amount of food for preschool children?

Alice Porter discusses her PhD research on age-appropriate portion sizes for preschool aged children.

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Impact case study – Harnessing data to improve child health

Inequalities in childhood obesity are increasing. Giving every child the best start in life is a government priority, yet we don't currently have the tools we need to evaluate how local health systems to support children are changing over time. To address these challenges, this research is harnessing data to investigate and evaluate approaches for improving children and young people’s  outcomes.

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