NIHR researchers partner with Youth Sport Trust

Researchers from the University of Leicester are working with the Youth Sport Trust to determine whether a school-based physical activity programme could help provide the key to encouraging adolescent girls to be active and stay active.

The announcement comes on the final day (26 June) of the Youth Sport Trust’s National School Sport Week, a celebration of PE and school sport with almost 5,000 schools across the country taking part this year.

Experts at the University’s Diabetes Research Centre and the NIHR Leicester-Loughborough Diet, Lifestyle and Physical Activity Biomedical Research Unit, in collaboration with researchers from Loughborough, Bangor and Stirling, have secured £599,444 from the NIHR PHR Programme to investigate whether a school-based physical activity programme could be effective in influencing adolescent girls’ physical activity levels.

Can you read the full story on the University of Leicester’s website.

More articles     Posted on: 29 June 2015