Within Arm’s Reach: School Neighbourhoods and the Availability of Food and Drink

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FoodNet and ReACH Seminar, University of Hertfordshire – All Welcome

Thursday, 3rd December 2015 1-4pm

What young people eat and drink in the neighbourhood around schools is viewed as a significant public health challenge. Food and drink manufacturers and retailers aim to ensure their products are ‘within arm’s reach’ and young people’s diets are often nutritionally poor, with levels of obesity still causing concern. Is the school neighbourhood – the availability and accessibility of food/drink – to blame? What factors are linked with young people’s food and drink ‘choices’? Organised by the FoodNet and ReACH networks of CRIPACC at the University of Hertfordshire, and including a presentation from Families and Food in Hard Times Postgraduate Researcher, Laura Hamilton, this seminar will explore these complex issues, using insights from recently completed research. Please visit the website for further details.

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