Focus and Purpose
To provide a forum for the exchange of ideas, knowledge, information and best practice for those interested in the application of behavioural medicine to the early modification of children’s lifestyle By bringing together researchers, clinicians, third sector organisations and public/patient representatives to facilitate the exchange of information exploring the complex relationship between children’s lifestyle behaviours, wellbeing and health, and including individual-level, population-level and multi-level interventions, the SIG aims to enhance networks and collaborations as an opportunity to decrease risks of developing non-communicable diseases in adulthood.
- Holding conference symposia, webinars, and one-day meetings to raise the profile of relevant work focused on children, their behaviours and their environments
- Supporting liaison between UKSBM and other national and international professional organisations relevant to children’s lifestyle behaviours
- Supporting UKSBM mentoring scheme
- Disseminating relevant topic updates and information to members
- Facilitating connection between the UK Prevention Research Partnership (UKPRP) GENIUS network, focused on health-promoting food and nutrition systems in UK schools; the UKPRP MatCHNet network, focused on the evaluation of the impact of national maternal and early years policies on adverse child health outcomes; and the UKPRP ActEarly consortium, which aims to improve the life chances of children by focusing on improving the environments that influence their health
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The Children’s Lifestyle Behaviours, Wellbeing and Health SIG meeting at the UKSBM Annual Scientific Meeting, 13th and 14th January 2021. Read more for link to view meeting.
Prof Marion Hetherington, School of Psychology, University of Leeds.
Presentation title: Experiential Learning in Acquiring Food Preferences in Early Life.
Camilla McHugh, Research Fellow Children’s Health and Maternity, University of Exeter.
Presentation title: Creating the conditions for healthy food cultures in secondary schools; a co-created health promoting school process.
Dr Anna Coates, Postgraduate Research Assistant, Psychological Sciences, University of Liverpool.
Presentation title: The impact of social media influencer promotion of foods on children’s healthy food choices and consumption.
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The Children’s Lifestyle Behaviours, Wellbeing and Health SIG held a webinar on Tuesday 15th September. The event included presentations from two Early Career Researchers. Read more for link to view webinar.
Dr Charlotte Evans, Associate Professor, University of Leeds
Packed Lunches: A repeated cross-sectional survey assessing changes in diet and nutrient quality of English primary school children’s packed lunches between 2006 and 2016.
The effectiveness of lunchbox interventions on improving the foods and beverages packed and consumed by children at centre-based care or school: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Dr Laura Johnston, Associate Professor, University of Bristol
Lockdown Lunches: Are packed lunches still the norm or are family meals now the dish of the day?
Dr Tess Capper, Research Fellow , Queen'sUniversity Belfast
Successful dietary interventions in the secondary school setting: A systematic review of systematic reviews.
Rhona Duff, Research Associate University of Birmingham
An exploration of adolescents’ dietary intake: comparison of food and nutrient intake between pupils purchasing food at school vs. elsewhere during the school day and over a 24 hour period.
Twitter hashtag for this event was #schoolfood
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The Children’s Lifestyle Behaviours, Wellbeing and Health SIG was launched
Professor Jayne Woodsde, Queen's University Belfast
Opportunities for intervention and innovation in the UK School Food System: the GENIUS (Generating Excellent Nutrition In UK Schools) network
Dr Charlotte Evans, University of Leeds
The associations between lunch typr consumed during the school day and UK adolescents' overall diet quality
Dr Hannah Ensaff, University of Leeds
Are the school food standards undermined by pupils’ food choice behaviour?
Dr Suzanne Spence, Newcastle University
A feasibility study exploring the effect of product placement on pupil purchases in two secondary schools in NE England