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Research

Everything we do is fuelled by our research programme.

Our ever-growing evidence base includes reports which are peer-reviewed and published in journals internationally. Ethical approval for our research with children and young people is granted by King’s College London.

Annual surveys
Annual surveys
A survey of local authorities in England to collect data on take up of school lunches and to find out about factors affecting take up.
 
Research about the national school food standards
Research about the national school food standards
Our research on England's national school food standards - why they were needed and how they have improved food for children at school.
 
Research about food in early years settings
Research about food in early years settings
Research on food in early years settings
 
How better school food links with improving diet and tackling obesity
How better school food links with improving diet and tackling obesity
Research on how improving school food links with improving children's diet and tackling childhood obesity
 
How school meals and packed lunches compare
How school meals and packed lunches compare
Research on how packed lunches and school meals compare
 
How better food at school improves children’s behaviour and attainment
How better food at school improves children’s behaviour and attainment
Research on how better food at school improves children's behaviour and attainment
 
How giving children cooking skills improves what they eat
How giving children cooking skills improves what they eat
Our research on how giving children cooking skills improves their diet
 
Research with parents on school meals and children's food
Research with parents on school meals and children's food
Research with parents about school meals and children's food
 
School food in other countries
School food in other countries
Research on approaches to school meals internationally
 
Economics of school food
Economics of school food
Research relating to the economics of school food
 
Free school meals research
Free school meals research
Our studies on free school meals
 
Our research for other organisations
Our research for other organisations
Children's food research projects that we've been commissioned to deliver