21/4/17: Letters sent to Paris 2024 and LA 2024 Olympic Bids:

We have sent the following letters to the committees bidding for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. We explain the failure of Rio2016 to implement a healthy eating policy and urge the organisations to prioritize healthy food and drink for spectators:

Paris2024 Letter

LA2024 Letter

Example Letter in Portuguese

Example Letter in French

20/3/17: Welcome to Dr Darren Powell

Darren PowellWe are honoured that Dr Darren Powell has joined our international and interdisciplinary research group. Dr Powell’s research interrogates the role of corporations – mostly food companies – and charities in schools. This includes a critical analysis of the various healthy lifestyles education resources and programmes that are provided free to primary schools and the ways in which certain notions of health are reproduced in ways that align with the private sectors’ best interests, but not necessarily the children’s. You can see some of his recent research here: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13573322.2016.1192530

You can listen to some of the interviews from Rio 2016 here:

Data Collection …

The PHANSMER Research Group has successfully completed data collection at

the Euro 2016 Football Championships in France,  french-flag

Olympic sponsorship activation by UK food and drink sponsors, uk-flag

the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil, brasil-flag

and the 2016 Paralympic Games in Brazil. brasil-flag

We look forward to publishing our findings.

In the news …

News item from Food Navigator

News item from Inside the Games

Press Release from Loughborough University

Press Release from Federal University of Parana

Press Release from Federal University of Rio Grande

Press Release from Federal University of Minas Gerais

A longer documentary: Expectations versus reality: Food and drink for spectators at Rio 2016.