The Schools’ Activity Confidence Eating (ACE) project is an example of a whole school intervention, focused on promoting four main aspects of health within the school i.e. nutrition, physical activity, mental and dental health. The project aims to encourage a healthier school environment. The project has developed resources to support teachers in the programme. An awards scheme was also developed to recognise work carried out with a supporting handbook outlining the awards and also to give schools ideas on ways of achieving each award level.
The Schools’ ACE nutrition research project:
This research project consists of the following:
Gather relevant analysis, results, or information regarding the active phase of the Schools ACE programme from 2011-2013 (2 academic years)
Write up a summary report, regarding the programme making recommendations for the future running of the project.
The findings of this research will influence further work in this area & influence the practice of dietitians.
The researcher will carry out the following tasks:
Collection of all relevant data, feedback on the workings of the programme
Analysis of this data
Document the workings of the project in 2011-2013
Production of a summary report
The researcher will liaise with WCDL and the Community Nutrition & Dietetic service on a regular basis with regards to progress with the project.
Degree in Human Nutrition & Dietetics from DIT/TCD or equivalent.
Experience in community dietetics and/or research in dietetics for young people.
Registered as self employed (evidence required)
Professional indemnity insurance (evidence required)
Informal enquiries contact:
Pauline Dunne, Senior Community Dietitian, Community Nutrition & Dietetic, Primary Care Unit, St. Loman’s Hospital, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath
email: Pauline.firstname.lastname@example.org; Phone: 044 9395518
Tenders to be submitted to:
Mr. Frank Murtagh, WCDL, c/o ACT, Ball Alley Lane, Athlone, Co. Westmeath. Closing Date for tender submission: 22nd May 2013, 5pm