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:
20/3/17: Welcome to Dr Darren Powell
We 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,
Olympic sponsorship activation by UK food and drink sponsors,
the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil,
and the 2016 Paralympic Games in Brazil.
We look forward to publishing our findings.
In the news …
A longer documentary: Expectations versus reality: Food and drink for spectators at Rio 2016.