Research Contract Nutrition in Early Years

Research Contract Nutrition in Early Years

More than 90% of children attend early years settings before school, so there is also the potential to reduce health inequalities through reaching children across social backgrounds.

Research Opportunity: Nutrition in Early Years

Reference number: RDD_105

Deadline date:11/12/2012

This deadline is for… Submission of applications.

Contract value:£0 – £0

Location where the contract is to be carried out: United Kingdom

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? Yes

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? Yes

Name of the buying organisation: National Institute for Health Research on behalf of the Department of Health

 

Description of the contract

Good nutrition is essential during early childhood, as it is a time for development and growth, and can have a positive impact on a child’s long term health. Eating habits and patterns are being developed, and early years settings have an opportunity to provide good nutrition, and influence food experience and choices. More than 90% of children attend early years settings before school, so there is also the potential to reduce health inequalities through reaching children across social backgrounds. There is little UK-based evidence. Primary research is required to investigate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of interventions in early years settings to improve nutrition.

 

Documents

Classification of the contract

73110000 Research services

85100000 Health services

 

Additional information

Contract type: Services – Unspecified

Is it a framework agreement? No

Is this contract related to a programme of funding? No

Contract will be awarded based on: Most economically advantageous tender in terms of: The criteria stated in the contract documents

Estimated length of contract: 6 Months

 

Who to contact

Contact name Public Health Research Programme NETSCC

Organisation name Public Health Research Programme NETSCC

Address Alpha House, University of Southampton Science Park, Southampton, Hampshire, SO16 7NS

Telephone +44 (0)23 8059 9697

Extension number:

Fax +44 (0)23 8059 5639

Web address www.phr.nihr.ac.uk

 

How to apply

Please refer to the application process and guidance notes available at: http://www.phr.nihr.ac.uk/fundingopportunities/commissioned.asp?src=PHR_0712_4