• Exploring the impact of the Burnley Food and Fitness Aimed at Lowering Obesity (BUFFALO) project - executive summary

      Alford, Simon; Perry, Catherine; Thurston, Miranda; Centre for Public Health Research, University of Chester (Centre for Public Health Research, University of Chester, 2010-03)
      The BUFFALO project (Burnley Food and Fitness Aimed at Lowering Obesity) is a children’s obesity prevention project targeting Year 5 (9 to 10 year old) pupils in primary schools in Burnley. It is co-ordinated and delivered by Burnley Borough Council in partnership with East Lancashire Primary Care Trust. The BUFFALO project involves curriculum input during the normal school day for one afternoon per week in each Year 5 class for the first school term, followed by a 10 week programme of after school activities. The BUFFALO project team commissioned the Centre for Public Health Research at the University of Chester to explore the impact of the BUFFALO project using data which had been routinely collected.
    • Increasing awareness of healthy eating through the use of performing arts: An evaluation of the StarBites project

      Perry, Catherine; May, Stephanie (Centre for Public Health Research, University of Chester, 2006-01)
      This project report discusses an evaluation of StarBites - a joint initiative between the arts for health and foods for health strands of Halton's Healthy Living Programme. StarBites aims to convey healthy eating messages through drama, dance, poetry, and music performed by school children.