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Research reveals toll of pandemic on those with eating disorders

Research reveals toll of pandemic on those with eating disorders

Press releases   •   Aug 24, 2020 08:37 BST

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a profound, negative impact on nine out of ten people with experience of eating disorders, a new study from Northumbria University, Newcastle, reveals.

University students facing food insecurity due to pandemic

University students facing food insecurity due to pandemic

Press releases   •   Jun 12, 2020 12:16 BST

Four out of ten university students have reported they are worried that they will run out of food as they deal with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new report. The findings have been submitted to the UK Education Select Committee inquiry into the impact of COVID-19 on education and children’s services.

Massive decrease in fruit and vegetable intake reported by children receiving free school meals following lockdown

Massive decrease in fruit and vegetable intake reported by children receiving free school meals following lockdown

Press releases   •   Jun 08, 2020 08:30 BST

In a study conducted by Northumbria University around half of the children who received free school meal vouchers are reporting a significant drop in their intake of fruit and vegetables since schools closed due to COVID-19 in March, yet many reported a large increase in consumption of sugary drinks and snacks.

Allotment soil is safer than national guidelines suggest

Allotment soil is safer than national guidelines suggest

Press releases   •   Jul 03, 2019 10:09 BST

With the rise in popularity of people growing their own fruit and vegetables, it may be surprising to know that many urban allotments have soil with lead levels above UK guidance values. However, new research from Northumbria University suggests that the national soil guidance should be revised as it does not accurately recognise how lead is stored in the soil and transfers to vegetables.

Is being a night owl bad for your health?

Is being a night owl bad for your health?

Press releases   •   Nov 30, 2018 12:35 GMT

Night owls may have a higher risk of suffering from heart disease and type 2 diabetes than early risers. In the first ever international review of studies analysing whether being an early riser or a night owl can influence your health, researchers have uncovered a growing body of evidence indicating an increased risk of ill health in people with an evening preference.

Research reveals new benefits of school holiday clubs

Research reveals new benefits of school holiday clubs

Press releases   •   Jul 27, 2018 09:17 BST

With the Government’s announcement today (27 July) of a £2 million fund to provide holiday activities for children, newly-published research from Northumbria University, Newcastle has revealed that holiday clubs provide many more benefits for both children and parents than previously believed.

Inquiry into why children are going hungry

Inquiry into why children are going hungry

Press releases   •   Mar 03, 2017 16:04 GMT

Experts on children’s holiday hunger from the Healthy Living Research Lab at Northumbria University, Newcastle have been asked to present to a group of MPs who are leading an inquiry into the issue.