Generating Excellent Nutrition In UK Schools

Awarded £254k for 2.5 years

Opportunities for intervention and innovation in the UK School Food System.

Network

The aim is to build a network that considers the food system across the preschool, primary and secondary school settings in the UK, and school food provision in order to influence the quality of children’s diets and reduce inequalities in dietary intake. The network will use a range of methods such as systems mapping and network analysis to improve understanding of the current UK school food landscape, differences and best practice across the four UK nations and explore opportunities for population- and system-level interventions that could improve diet quality and inequalities. Activities will facilitate interactions between academics, policy makers and practitioners to generate fresh insights on this important challenge.

On 25 September 2019 the UK Prevention Research Partnership (UKPRP) held a kick off meeting with the award holders from the first funding round. The slides presented by GENIUS are available to download (PPT, 8MB).

Network membership

Initial network membership includes co-investigators from universities across the four UK nations, government agencies, local councils, parliamentary groups, charities and non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

Ashley Adamson

Professor of Public Health Nutrition, Institute of Health & Society and Human Nutrition Research Centre, Faculty of Medical Sciences

Newcastle University

Annie S Anderson

Professor of Public Health Nutrition, Ninewells Medical School

University of Dundee

Sinead Brophy

Professor of Public Health Data Science, School of Medicine

Swansea University

Stephanie Chambers

Research Fellow

University of Glasgow

Stephan Dombrowski

Assistant Professor

University of New Brunswick

Laura Dunne

Senior Lecturer, School of Social Science, Education and Social Work

Queen’s University Belfast

Hannah Ensaff

Lecturer in Nutrition

University of Leeds

Charlotte Evans

Associate Professor in Public Health Nutrition and Nutritional Epidemiology

School of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Leeds

Kate Harvey

Associate Professor in Health Psychology

University of Reading

Ruth Hunter

Reader in Public Health, Centre for Public Health, School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Science

Queen’s University Belfast

Laura Johnson

Senior Lecturer in Public Health Nutrition

University of Bristol

Julie Lovegrove

Hugh Sinclair Professor of Human Nutrition, Hugh Sinclair Unit of Human Nutrition and Institute for Cardiovascular and Metabolic Research (ICMR)

University of Reading

Michelle McKinley

Professor of Public Health Nutrition, Institute for Global Food Security (Centre for Public Health), School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Science

Queen’s University Belfast

Lisa Methven

Professor of Food and Sensory Science

University of Reading

Kevin Morgan

Professor of Governance and Development

Cardiff University

Ciaran O’Neill

Professor of Health Economics, Centre for Public Health, School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Science

Queen’s University Belfast

Angeliki Papadaki

Senior Lecturer in Public Health Nutrition

University of Bristol

Suzanne Spence

Fuse-Newcastle University Research Fellow, Human Nutrition Research Centre, Institute of Health & Society

Newcastle University

Jeremy P E Spencer

Professor of Nutritional Medicine

University of Reading