Cost of raising a child falls but many parents still struggle to meet the threshold
Raising a child to the age of 18 will cost couples £150,753, according to new figures by Loughborough University’s Centre for Research in Social Policy (CRSP).
Psychologist helps develop app that aims to tackle fussy eating in children
A Loughborough University academic has helped develop a novel app for children that aims to get them eating more healthily and trying different vegetables.
Young carers and students in care were able to ‘explore more’ into Higher Education at Loughborough event
Loughborough University’s School and College Liaison Team have hosted a successful experience day for young carers and students in the care system.
England, the World Cup and childhood obesity
The biggest sporting event on the planet is dominated by junk food advertising – and today Public Health England announced that youngsters are eating twice the recommended amount of sugar.
Students inspired at NCOP Pathways’ Year 10 Holiday Club
At the end of last month, Loughborough University welcomed more than 100 Year 10 students onto campus to give them an insight into STEM, sport and global contexts.
Design student wins competition for sustainable toy design
A student from Loughborough’s Design School has won a prize for the innovative, sustainable child’s toy she has designed.
Cinema screening to raise money for Loughborough charity
Flix and the Ethnic Minorities Network are hosting a film fundraiser this weekend to raise money for Loughborough-based charity Baca.
People of all ages to be inspired at STEM Community Day 2018
From budding astrophysicists and mathematicians, to those with wild imaginations and a thirst for trying new things, Loughborough University aims to inspire everyone at its annual STEM Community Day.
Youngsters learn the basics of rocket science
Schoolchildren were given the chance to become rocket scientists for the day when members of the Loughborough University’s Space Society held a one-off aeronautics session.
Underprivileged children used to be undernourished – now they’re at risk of being obese
Children from disadvantaged families are at greater risk of being overweight compared to those from more affluent backgrounds, a new study has found, but this hasn’t always been the case.
Struggling families disqualified from justice despite Supreme Court verdict
Poverty hit families are being denied vital help to fight eviction, tackle severe housing disrepair and address other life-changing legal issues, the Law Society of England and Wales revealed today.
NHS guidance about dressing infants in “one extra layer” is being put to the test
Scientists are examining NHS guidance to parents which recommends dressing infants in one extra layer of clothing when using a sling.
More than half of children now living in poverty in some parts of the UK
The End Child Poverty coalition has today (Wednesday 24 January) published a new Child Poverty map of the UK, using data compiled by Loughborough University.
‘Tis the season to be fussy… how to encourage your children to eat their sprouts
Evolutionary biology gives children a wonderful gift at Christmas… a proven scientific excuse for disliking sprouts.
More than 600,000 youngsters are at risk of ‘holiday hunger’ this Christmas
This Christmas more than 600,000 children are at risk of going hungry.
Loughborough hosts forest education network 10-year celebration
Loughborough University hosted the Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire Forest Education Network 10-year celebration anniversary event this week; bringing together practitioners, organisations and researchers from across the region.
Single-earner families face living standards drop
Cuts to Universal Credit will leave many low income families worse off despite tax changes and a rising National Living Wage, new analysis by Loughborough University has revealed.
Screen time linked to unhealthy eating behaviour in children
Excessive screen time has been linked to unhealthy eating behaviour in schoolchildren.
Parents! How to prepare a perfectly nutritious primary school packed lunch for your kids this New Year
Surprise your kids when they go back to school this January by swapping their lunch time cola, chocolate and crisps for healthy, nutritious alternatives.
Study reveals how Forest Schools can benefit children’s development
Forest Schools are a growing phenomenon in the UK, but what impact does getting children outside of the classroom have on their overall development? Researchers at Loughborough University hope to find out.
Parents in Sport Week at Loughborough University
Loughborough University staff and students are supporting national Parents in Sport Week, which runs until October 8.
The cost of raising a child in 2017: UK’s poorest families expected to make stagnant benefits stretch further
For the first time since the creation of the modern welfare state the annual rising cost of providing for a child is not being matched by the Government, according to new research.
Study highlights the physical and psychological rewards of breastfeeding for mum
Encouragement for new mothers who are considering breastfeeding should include highlighting the immediate physical advantages such as weight loss as well as the health benefits, a new study has found.
More than 600,000 youngsters are at risk of ‘holiday hunger’ this summer
Hundreds of thousands of disadvantaged children are at risk of malnutrition, ill-health and hunger this summer due to a six-week break from the vital nutrition of free school meals.
Daily movement programme has positive impact on children’s learning
Following a daily movement programme can improve children’s physical development levels and has the potential to boost their chances in the classroom, researchers from Loughborough University have found.
Parents, don’t give up! Here are three effective methods for encouraging your kids to eat their vegetables
Parents should not give up on encouraging their children to eat their greens.
Funding boost sees more sit-to-stand desks installed in schools
A study exploring the feasibility of introducing sit-to-stand desks into primary schools has been given a £413K funding boost.17 March 2017
Getting schoolchildren active in class to build lifelong healthy habits
Could getting schoolchildren to be more active in class encourage them to sit less and improve their learning experience? A new study hopes to find out.25 January 2017
How to make your child less picky at mealtimes
Fussy eating youngsters could be encouraged to be less fastidious by sharing mealtimes with their parents, a new study has revealed.20 January 2017
New national study offers unique insight into life as a young carer
A report by Loughborough University which offers a unique insight into the lives of young carers has been published by the Department for Education (DfE).13 January 2017
Loughborough Early Years programme gains industry recognition
A Loughborough University study to improve children’s physical readiness for school is The Early Years winner at the Children & Young People Now Awards.7 December 2016
Loughborough University and StreetGames join forces to tackle school holiday hunger
Loughborough University academics are working with the national charity StreetGames to tackle the problem of school holiday hunger for children in the UK.2 November 2016
New report finds parents on minimum wage cannot meet basic family costs
Parents working on the ‘national living wage’ still can’t earn enough to provide an acceptable minimum living standard for their children, warns a new report by Loughborough University.22 September 2016
Loughborough graduate wins national round of prestigious design competition
A new portable cooling device to improve vaccine transportation in developing countries has been announced as the UK winner of the 2016 James Dyson Award.8 September 2016
Research finds 4-year-olds are not physically ready to start school
New research from Loughborough University has revealed many four-year-olds are not physically ready to start school.2 September 2016
University expertise in childhood inactivity helps guide new Government strategy
Recommendations on how to tackle childhood inactivity made by Loughborough University and the British Heart Foundation National Centre (BHFNC) have been included in the Government’s new obesity strategy – released today (August 18).18 August 2016
Intense exercise during school day can boost adolescent brain function, study shows
Sprint-based exercises introduced during the school day can sharpen pupil minds in the classroom, new research reveals.22 July 2016
Loughborough researchers to evaluate the best way to get school children more active
Loughborough University researchers are working with the national charity Kids Run Free and London Marathon to assess the best way to get school children more active.31 March 2016
Loughborough research helps guide new adidas clothing for children
Loughborough researchers have been working with leading sports brand adidas to help develop sports tops specifically for children that help keep them cool during exercise.14 March 2016
Tongan children given a voice in landmark study
A Loughborough professor is leading an international study to support Tonga in developing its first ever safeguarding policies for children and young people.23 February 2016
No evidence of a decline in A-level maths standards since the 1990s
New research shows A-level maths standards have declined since the 1960s – but appear to have remained consistent over the last 20 years.22 February 2016