Monthly Archives: March 2019

Mothers are not to blame for our childhood obesity crisis

Emla Fitzsimons.  The number of obese children and teenagers across the world has increased tenfold over the past four decades and it is estimated that about one in four 14-year-olds in the UK is either overweight or obese. It is

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Posted in Social sciences and social policy, young people

10 years on: why we still need better sex education for the digital world

  Jessica Ringrose with Amelia Jenkinson and Sophie Whitehead of Sexplain.  Last month new guidance  for Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education for England was put out for consultation by the Department for Education. This draft statutory guidance is intended

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Posted in Social sciences and social policy, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment, young people

International School Meals Day: who gets a ‘proper’ dinner, who gets less and who gets nothing?

Rebecca O’Connell, Julia Brannen and Abigail Knight. If we had not included Portuguese young people in our cross national study of Families and Food in Hard Times*, the inadequacies in the free school meal system in England might not have

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Posted in Education policy, International comparisons, Social sciences and social policy

‘I don’t want to have to apologise for wanting a career at 60’: staff development for older workers

Domini Bingham.  Ageism is a dirty word, stretching across workplaces and society as a whole. Even if in principle equality and diversity are established by the law, the reality can be different, and a number of factors are in play.

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Posted in Employment and skills, Further higher and lifelong education
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