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Hearty Lives (Liverpool): a case study-based evaluation of a project designed to promote healthy eating and lifestyles in looked after young people

Medforth, N, Evans, J, Hills, M, Madden, H and Oyston, J (2019) Hearty Lives (Liverpool): a case study-based evaluation of a project designed to promote healthy eating and lifestyles in looked after young people. Adoption and Fostering, 43 (1). ISSN 0308-5759

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Abstract

This article discusses the growing body of evidence on the importance of health for looked after children and young people and evaluates a project, Hearty Lives (Liverpool), designed to produce positive results. Unhealthy weight and lifestyles are significant issues for young people in care, whether living at home with parents under the supervision of social services, with foster carers or in residential homes, as there is a close relationship between food, nutrition and family connectedness. Following the principles of Appreciative Inquiry, the evaluation uses a case study approach to explore the learning and experiences of those involved in the intervention. The learning gained provides useful insights for practitioners and organisations who are interested in developing similar projects elsewhere.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1701 Psychology, 1607 Social Work
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics > RJ101 Child Health. Child health services
Divisions: School of Nursing & Allied Health
Publisher: Sage
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2019 13:09
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2019 23:04
DOI or Identification number: 10.1177/0308575918823432
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/10578

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