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Urgent action needed to reduce harm of ultra-processed foods to British children

British children are consuming ‘exceptionally high’ proportions of ultra-processed foods, increasing their risk of obesity and damaging their health. These are the findings of an SPHR funded study led by researchers at Imperial College London using data from thousands of children in England over a number of years, which looked at the health impact of consuming ultra-processed foods (UPFs) – food and drink heavily processed during their making, such as frozen pizzas, fizzy drinks, mass-produced packaged bread and some ready meals.

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Implementation of health promotion in schools: a realist review

As part of this project researchers reviewed evidence to identify what influences the successful implementation of health promotion in UK schools.

April 2012 - April 2013

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Safeguarding children affected by parental substance misuse

This research project will look at parenting interventions which may be adapted for non-substance misusing parents and caregivers within families where one parent misuses substances.

April 2018 - September 2019

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Developing a new school-based digital intervention to prevent harmful alcohol use among young people aged 13-14 years

This research aims to carry out qualitative research to underpin the development of a new internet-based intervention to prevent alcohol use and related harms aimed at year 9 students.

January 2018 - April 2019

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Improving the health of students and staff at English academies

This project builds on previous research funded by SPHR and aims to provide an understanding of how researchers could work with multi-academy school chains and groups of free schools to implement health interventions.

February 2018 - January 2019

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