A wide ranging analytical programme aims to produce a strong evidence base to inform decisions on policy, legislation and implementation. We are looking for an intern with interest in this area and willing to get involved in any of a range of different work in connection with diet and healthy weight policy development and delivery. This could involve reviewing evidence and/or scoping further evidence requirements.
Potential projects include reviewing international evidence on policy approaches taken to reduce the prevalence of childhood obesity or further research to support development of a framework on malnutrition and dehydration in adults.
However, other areas may require support and the exact nature of work during the placement will be determined by priorities at the time and can be discussed with potential candidates. Some of the areas the Diet and Healthy Weight Analytical team are currently involved include: Preparations for Bills seeking to restrict promotions of discretionary foods high in sugar, fat or salt; restricting the sale of energy drinks to those aged under 16 years; exploring systems of support to encourage healthy nutrition and weight in children.