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Early school leavers: a needs assessment from a nutrition perspective

Project Reference: 08-2010

Status: Completed

Commencement Date: October, 2010

Project Duration: 12 months


This project aimed to carry out a systematic review of the services, structures and networks for early school leavers in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. A telephone survey of existing service providers was carried out in order to identify (1) the key existing health promotion activities and (2) the gaps in activities focussing on healthy eating and active lifestyles that target early school leavers.

All potential healthy eating and physical activity related programmes appropriate and acceptable to the target audience were also identified.


Principal Contractor(s):

Dr Michelle Share, Trinity College Dublin


Dr Barbara Stewart-Knox, University of Ulster, Coleraine



Early School Leavers and Nutrition Research Report

Early School Leavers and Nutrition Workshop Report

Peer Reviews:

Share, M. and Hennessy, M. (eds) (2012) Young People, Food and Alternative Education and Care, Seminar Proceedings, 23 November 2011, TCD, Dublin, Children’s Research Centre.

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