Free School Meals through a local lens – Bradford

Alex Dalton and Tom Albone are part of our Data Scientist Internship Programme – and the Nutrition and Lifestyle Analytics team – their work focusses on the power of Data for Public Good. The shared focus of their intern projects is inequalities in the local Bradford area, and one of the pressing local issues affecting thisContinue reading “Free School Meals through a local lens – Bradford”

Free School Meals: a National Necessity

Alex Dalton and Tom Albone are part of our Data Scientist Internship Programme – and the Nutrition and Lifestyle Analytics Team – their work focusses on the power of Data for Public Good. The shared focus of their intern projects is inequalities in the local Bradford area, and one of the pressing local issues affecting thisContinue reading “Free School Meals: a National Necessity”

Reflections on the dietary impacts of the Covid-19 lockdown period

This post is thanks to Vicki Jenneson, Postgraduate researcher in the Nutrition and Lifestyle Analytics team. Vicki Jenneson – ANutr, MPH, MSc, Nutrition PhD Researcher in LIDA (fs10vl@leeds.ac.uk) The closure of cafés, restaurants and work canteens during lockdown has imposed a significant change on the nation’s eating habits, with many of us now consuming allContinue reading “Reflections on the dietary impacts of the Covid-19 lockdown period”

What can tweets about contact tracing apps tell us about attitudes towards data sharing for public health? (Part 1)

This post is thanks to Holly Clarke, LIDA Data Science intern in the Nutrition and Lifestyle Analytics team. Holly Clarke is an Intern at Leeds Institute for Data Analytics, applying data science solutions to solve complex, real-world challenges. She is working for the LifeInfo project with Michelle Morris, researching attitudes towards novel lifestyle and health data linkages and how accessContinue reading “What can tweets about contact tracing apps tell us about attitudes towards data sharing for public health? (Part 1)”

What does supermarket loyalty card data reveal about food purchase behaviours?

This week [in October 2019] LIDA and CDRC researchers [from the Nutrition and Lifestyle Analytics team] presented two posters at the 13th European Nutrition Conference in Dublin, showcasing some recent work with the large UK retailer: Sainsbury’s. The first poster presents PhD results from Vicki Jenneson, a student in our Data Analytics and Society Centre forContinue reading “What does supermarket loyalty card data reveal about food purchase behaviours?”

What do university students eat?

Data scientists [my Nutrition and Lifestyle Analytics team] at the University of Leeds have been able to build a detailed picture of what 835 students ate, and when, by analysing the data linked to their pre-payment food cards. The cards revealed what they were buying in the campus refectory and associated food outlets.  The analysis gives theContinue reading “What do university students eat?”