This CHAD seminar on Food Poverty and Childhood Obesity, took place in the beautiful Oak Room at the County Buildings, Stafford on Wednesday July 5th from 12.30 to 2pm.
Twenty people including staff from the University, local authorities and voluntary organisations attended the lunchtime seminar.
Alison Briggs, a researcher at Staffordshire University, presented first and shared the findings of her undergraduate dissertation, Taking what is given: Journeys to and from the foodbank. The presentation gave an insight into how engaging with foodbanks either as a guest or as a volunteer impacts on the sense of self. View/download the presentation slides here.
Rachel Povey, Associate Professor in Health Psychology at Staffordshire University presented: They said I’m a square for eating them. In this seminar session, Rachel presented her research on children’s beliefs about fruit and vegetables.
Following the two excellent presentations there was a question and answer session and a healthy discussion. The topics discussed included amongst others, the challenges faced when trying to change the eating behaviours of children and the development of interventions to change the eating behaviour of children. View/download the presentation slides here.
Please check our calendar of events for future seminars.
Other CHAD seminars that have taken place in 2017 include:
Resourceful Ageing: Creativity and Community in Later Life – Dementia Friendly Churches, Peter Kevern, Associate Professor for Values in Care, School of Health and Social Care and Celebrating Creative Ageing: Meet Me at Live Age, Dr Jackie Reynolds: Research Associate and Live Age Festival Co-Director, Keele University. Read more
Seminar Natural Environment and Health – Dr Christopher Gidlow and Dr Gemma Hurst provided an introduction to the association between exposure to natural environment and human health. Read more
Social Value and Participatory Research Methods – Get Talking – the power of participatory research, Penny Vincent, Can I be bothered? presented by Janet Hetherington and Creative Approaches to Social Value was presented by Nic Gratton. Read more
Homelessness in Stoke-on-Trent – working towards inclusion, recovery and sustainability. – Dr Rachel Massie, Research Associate at CHAD, was our first speaker. She presented the findings of a study focussed on street activity and rough sleeping in Hanley city centre. The second presentation was led by Andy Meakin, Director of VOICES, with Paul Astley, Healthwatch Stoke-on-Trent, and Jo Cutts, Expert Citizen. Read more