03/09/19 – Useful Links

Interesting links, articles, news and blog posts sent out to members on 03/09/19

News: Half of parents ‘want mobile phones banned in schools’ – BBC News Online
30 August 2019. Just under half of UK parents, 49%, think their child’s school should ban mobile phones, a survey by price comparison site uSwitch suggests:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-49515632

News: School spending: Multi-billion pound cash boost announced – BBC News Online
30 August 2019, Sean Coughlan. Schools in England are being promised billions more in spending over the next three years, in an announcement from Prime Minister Boris Johnson:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-49515002

News: Food banks increasing in schools for pupils’ families – BBC News Online
3 September 2019, Sean Coughlan. More schools in England are setting up food banks to help feed their pupils’ families, according to the biggest school governors’ organisation:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-49515117

Guidance: Inspecting safeguarding in early years, education and skills – Ofsted
2 September 2019. Guidance for Ofsted inspectors to use when inspecting safeguarding under the education inspection framework:

Inspecting safeguarding in early years, education and skills

News: Researchers find significant sugar rise in chocolate confectionery in the UK over 25 years – Confectionery Production
30 August 2019. A research paper from the Queen Mary University of London has found that sugar levels in chocolate confectionery within the UK have risen significantly over the past two decades:

Researchers find significant sugar rise in chocolate confectionery in the UK over 25 years

News: Ofsted is changing how it inspects schools – Ofsted
20 August 2019. Ofsted introduces its new education inspection framework (EIF):

Ofsted is changing how it inspects schools

Blog: Ensuring children are happy and healthy – Department for Education
28 August 2019. Mental health is just as important as physical health – and should be treated as such. This government has made mental health a priority. On top of teaching pupils about mental health through the new health education curriculum, we will also be providing guidance to schools on the different tools available to schools to measure pupil wellbeing for different purposes:

https://dfemedia.blog.gov.uk/2019/08/28/ensuring-children-are-happy-and-healthy/

Abstract: The sugar content of children’s and lunchbox beverages sold in the UK before and after the soft drink industry levy – NCBI, PubMed.gov
8 August 2019. Eur J Clin Nutr. doi: 10.1038/s41430-019-0489-7. Chu BTY, Irigaray CP, Hillier SE, Clegg ME. The majority of the beverages targeted at children and children’s lunch boxes were not eligible for the SDIL. This study suggests the necessity to adapt the SDIL to include all FJJDS aimed at children as the total sugar content of these beverages are still above the recommended quantities for this age group:

The sugar content of children’s and lunchbox beverages sold in the UK before and after the soft drink industry levy.

Abstract: Participant engagement with a UK community-based preschool childhood obesity prevention programme: a focused ethnography study – NCBI, PubMed.gov
8 August 2019. BMC Public Health. 19(1):1074. doi: 10.1186/s12889-019-7410-0. Burton W, Twiddy M, Sahota P, Brown J, Bryant M. Participant engagement is affected by multiple factors, working at different levels of the children’s centre and local authority hierarchy, most of which are at play even before participants decide whether or not they choose to enrol and maintain attendance. For programmes to achieve their optimal reach and impact, factors at the commissioning and local implementation level need to be addressed prior to addressing participant facing issues:

Participant engagement with a UK community-based preschool childhood obesity prevention programme: a focused ethnography study.

Research & analysis: Mental health and self-harm in children and young people – Public Health England
8 August 2019. Trends in hospital admissions of children and young people for mental health conditions, and as a result of self-harm, by age group and local authority:

Mental health and self-harm in children and young people

News: Asians must adopt better diet, exercise habits for their children to follow – Eastern Eye
8 August 2019, Nadeem Badshah. BRITISH ASIAN parents are being urged to set a healthier example for their families after figures showed children of Bangladeshi origin have the second-highest rates of being overweight:

Asians must adopt better diet, exercise habits for their children to follow

News: Cadbury’s to bring all chocolate bars under 100 calories – Yahoo
5 August 2019, Caroline Allen. Cadbury’s, one of the UK’s largest confectionary makers, is cutting the number of calories in its chocolate bars to under 100 calories. It plans to do this to help tackle the UK’s obesity crisis. The move will see Cadbury’s reduce the size of its individual snacks:

Cadbury’s to bring all chocolate bars under 100 calories

News: Ad industry urges Boris Johnson to ditch ‘onerous’ junk food ad ban – City AM
5 August 2019, James Warrington. The advertising industry has urged Prime Minister Boris Johnson to rethink “onerous” restrictions on ads for unhealthy food amid concerns over the economic impact:

Ad industry urges Boris Johnson to ditch ‘onerous’ junk food ad ban

Article: The economics of obesity: How cheap processed food is fuelling the pandemic – Food Navigator
6 August 2019, Oliver Morrison. Easy access to cheap unhealthy food is causing obesity in Europe and the West to spiral – and the phenomenon is spreading to developing countries:

The economics of obesity: How cheap processed food is fuelling the pandemic

 

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