The University of Southampton

Engaging Adolescents with Changing Behaviour EACH-B

At LifeLab we are always building on the foundation that by empowering young people to discover for themselves the impact lifestyle choices can have on their health, they will make better choices.

For the last year we have been working with students to develop the next phase of our research called EACH-B, which we are now delighted to say has now reached an exciting new phase.

We have written to schools that have experience of the LifeLab programme to take part in an evaluation of EACH-B, a high-profile and innovative intervention that builds on the success of LifeLab.

EACH-B is run by the University of Southampton and funded by the Department of Health and is designed to help students eat better and be more active.

LifeLab combines a module in the science curriculum, linked to the National Curriculum, with a day visit for students to our purpose-built laboratories based at University Hospital Southampton.

EACH-B adds to this support from teachers and parents and a smartphone application to improve the eating habits and activity levels of young people.

We now need the help of schools to test this combination of science and health improvement with a view to rolling it out to schools in other areas of the UK.

Schools that agree to take part in the trial of EACH-B will be randomised to receive the intervention or to be a comparison ‘control’ school.

We will follow up with schools that have been invited to find out whether they would like to take part and arrange a visit to discuss this further.

If you have any questions or would like further information, please don’t hesitate to contact a member of the LifeLab team on 023 8120 8979 or by email at