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.
Parents! How to prepare a perfectly nutritious primary school packed lunch for your kids
Children’s packed lunches have come a long way since the days of Wagon Wheels, Um Bongo and Monster Munch, but what does the perfect primary school pack-up look like?
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