Thursday, 3 July 2014

52 weeks in public health research, part 26

Posted by Lynne Forrest and Jean Adams

So, week 26. That's half way. We haven't missed a week and there's been a full complement of four pictures each and every week. People, we are doing great. Only 26 weeks to go!

From Lynne Forrest: this is my family Saturday food shopping. I think it demonstrates the current confusion around healthy eating perfectly. The trolley contains fruit and muesli (good), fruit juice (used to be good but now the sugar is a concern), butter and cheese (used to be bad but fat is now potentially rehabilitated), as well as crisps, biscuits and pizza (definitely bad, and I'm clearly letting the public health side down here, but as they're from Marks and Spencer it's good quality bad food – does that make it any better?!)

From Jean Adams: My great uncle died recently. Although I'd never met him, I found myself tasked with finding his birth certificate in order to register his death. After looking absolutely everywhere else in his flat for it, I final flung open the kitchen cupboards in despair thinking maybe there was a secret stash of important documents under the bread. This is what greeted me: Morrison's saver's tinned soup, mushy peas, custard and fruit. I wasn't quite sure whether to laugh or cry. I finally found the birth certificate in a shared cupboard in the hallway of his apartment building.

From Jean Adams: Yeah, I didn't really find this funny. Yeah, I get that it's hilarious that 'pushy health types' like me don't even have a sense of humour. Yeah, I enjoyed a bag of crisps on the train with a cup of tea - what of it?

From Jean Adams: this supermarket convenience store isn't near a school. But this is some pretty heavy store-front alcohol marketing I'd say.


Just to remind you:

Each Thursday of 2014 we’ll try and post around four pictures on the Fuse blog that capture our weeks in public health research, from the awe-inspiring to the everyday and mundane. Given that more of the latter than the former exists in my life, I foresee problems compiling 208 images worth posting on my own. So this is going to have to be a group project. Send me an image (or images) with a sentence or two describing what aspect of your week in public health research they sum up and I’ll post them as soon as I can. You don’t have to send four together – we can mix and match images from different people in the same week.

Normal rules apply: images you made yourself are best; if you use someone else’s image please check you’re allowed to first; if anyone’s identifiable in an image, make sure they’re happy for it to be posted; nothing rude; nothing that breaks research confidentiality etc.

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