Lead Contact

Dr Boika Rechel

Consultant in Public Health Medicine

Norfolk County Council

Boika.rechel@norfolk.gov.uk

Professor Ailsa Welch

Professor of Nutritional Epidemiology
Norwich Medical School

University of East Anglia

A.Welch@uea.ac.uk

Dr Richard Hayhoe

Senior Research Associate
Norwich Medical School
University of East Anglia

R.Hayhoe@uea.ac.uk

Organisations Involved

Norfolk County Council

University of East Anglia 

Diet, emotional wellbeing and mental health are major challenges for the public health of children and young people (CYP) in our region. This project will undertake a comprehensive analysis of a rich dataset from a school-based Health & Wellbeing Survey among 11,000 CYP in Norfolk, with a focus on diet, mental health and emotional wellbeing. This is the most comprehensive recent survey available in Norfolk on health, wellbeing and health-related behaviours among CYP. The findings of the survey will be disseminated to policy makers and via peer-reviewed publications.

Upcoming Plans

The plans for the next 12 months are to submit a paper for publication in a peer-reviewed journal and to disseminate the findings.