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16 March, 2022

A nation-wide survey of secondary school pupils’ opinion on school meals in Scotland (March 2022)

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6 February, 2022

There is current discussion around free school meal provision, with the degree to which universal free school meals have been implemented varying across the UK.

Government’s mission to transform the UK | 7 February, 2022

Bite Back 2030
31 January, 2022

Do all young people have a healthy attitude towards school food?

30 July, 2021

Introduction to systems thinking and complexity science for food in schools. The GENIUS School Food Network will be conducting an online Systems Mapping training session for members

International Webinar - SPIRU | 3 November, 2021

Mike Clarke
30 September, 2021

Accelerating Impact: Maximising the usefulness of research evidence

29 July, 2021

Do you have expertise in children’s eating behaviour research? Are you looking for a 3 year postdoc position in an exciting team, with huge development potential?

28 July, 2021

The conference will be a virtual event held on the 7th & 8th September. Registration extended to Wednesday 11th August.

15 July, 2021

Extend eligibility for free school meals: one of 14 recommendations set out in the National Food Strategy

Peas please veg report 2021
10 June, 2021

Veg Facts 2021 looks at how much veg the UK is eating, exploring the headwinds and tailwinds seen over the last five years

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4 June, 2021

The CONNECTS-Food study are recruiting teachers, procurers and catering stakeholders to take part in a workshop to tell them what factors influences what children eat in a school day.

19 May, 2021

New report published by Dr Gurpinder Singh Lalli, Senior Lecturer in Education and Inclusion Studies at University of Wolverhampton

10 May, 2021

The CONNECTS-Food study (CO-desigNed systems iNtervEntion impaCTing whole school approaches to Food) aims to design a practical intervention to help primary schools deliver existing policies which promote whole school approaches to food.

3 February, 2021

The row over inadequate food parcels for vulnerable children saw caterers in the line of fire. But issues with free school meal provision run much deeper. Nick Hughes reports.

13 January, 2021

The UKSBM Children's Lifestyle Behaviours, Wellbeing and Health Special Interest Group Symposium 11.30 - 13.00 on 13th January 2021


The ASM will include keynote speakers, parallel sessions, research awards, special interest group meetings, early-career and mid-career researcher sessions, the Society’s Annual General Meeting, and chances to network and socialise.

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23 October, 2020

The GENIUS School Food Network are now accepting pump-priming award applications for small scale research projects.

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BLOG | 9 September, 2020

Many schools see pupil mealtime as an opportunity for useful social interaction – as well as nutrition.

Can you help
26 August, 2020

GENIUS has linked in with a study that seeks to explore how to simplify school food policy and funding mechanisms, Find out how you can help here!

webinar learning
23 July, 2020

During lockdown there have been many interesting webinars and discussions on School Food, expand below to catch up on any you may have missed.

16 July, 2020

We are delighted to announce the successful application to form this UKSBM Special Interest Group which will focus on behavioural medicine research exploring the complex relationship between children’s lifestyle behaviours, wellbeing and health.

5 June, 2020

New study launched to explore the impact of Covid-19 restrictions on the lives of children aged 11-15 years Title: Short and long term impacts of Covid-19 on Older childreN's healTh-Related behAviours, learning and wellbeing STudy

BLOG | 9 June, 2020

Written by Dr Laura Johnson and Dr Zoi Toumpakari Family life has been transformed by lockdown. Since schools closed on 23rd March many families have had to create classrooms at home and juggle home-schooling with home working

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19 March, 2020

Thursday 9th April 2020, Queen’s University Belfast. Due to the impact of Covid 19 this workshop was cancelled, we hope to hold the event when it is safe to do so.

The GENIUS Network at UKSBM
16 January, 2020

The UK Society for Behavioural Medicine 15th Annual Scientific Meeting 2020

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The GENIUS Network present at the Federation of European Nutrition Societies (FENS) in October 2019.

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