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Shaping a ‘healthier food environment’

This research aims to identify, map and explore the use of policy levers and interventions that can be used to influence population health change, in the common local food system across English Local Authorities (LA).

July 2018 - June 2019

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Examining local authority actions to reduce the rapid increase of hot-food takeaways in England

This project complements the Foodscape Project previously funded by SPHR. Whilst the Foodscape project focused on changing what food is served in takeaways, this new project will focus on local authority action to restrict the rapid increase of hot-food takeaways.

November 2017 - February 2019

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Evidence mapping of obesity related dietary and physical activity behaviours in young children (preschool 0-6yrs)

Over the past few years the focus of obesity prevention has shifted to preschool children because of the high prevalence of obesity at school entry and recognition that habits formed in early life often persist into later life.

April 2012 - March 2014

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Transforming the ‘foodscape’: development and feasibility testing of interventions to promote healthier take-away, pub or restaurant food

Reducing obesity requires a change in what and how we eat. The ‘Foodscape’ study aimed to identify effective interventions to change the meals offered by takeaways, test them in the real world and evaluate their potential for improving diets and /or reducing obesity.

October 2013 - March 2017

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Personalising preventive health interventions

In this project SPHR researchers aimed to improve evidence on cardiovascular risk factors in later life to help people age well.

September 2013 - March 2017

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