Young people aged 14 to 17 are being invited to attend an event at City Hall on Saturday 28 January to come up with creative ideas for making London a healthier place. The Healthy London Hackathon will be held between 10am and 4pm and will be fast, fun and full of hands-on teamwork. Do you know […]
The Healthy London Hackathon will be held for young people aged 14-17 on Saturday 28 January at City Hall in London. It aims to give young Londoners the chance to have their say as part of London’s Great Weight Debate on childhood obesity. We want to hear what young people think could be done to make […]
A quiz for children and young people designed to highlight the amount of sugar in every day drinks. Schools may wish to use this quiz with students.
A presentation to talk to children and young people about obesity and healthy living. Please amend as you see fit to suit the age of your audience. Schools may wish to use this presentation to talk to students about obesity and healthy living.
An A4 poster that encourages people to complete the Great Weight Debate survey. Options with and without crop marks.
Youth teams may want to get young people to complete this Great Weight Debate quiz.
Schools, boroughs and youth teams may like to use this resource in their Great Weight Debate activities and events.
The key messages and statistics here aim to support London borough schools to join the Great Weight Debate and talk to their communities, parents and carers about childhood obesity. Please feel free to amend the key messages as needed for your borough or school and to use borough-level childhood obesity statistics if you have them available.
A template letter for schools to send to parents and carers to encourage participation in the great weight debate. Please amend the letter as you see fit to suit your school.
A template Great Weight Debate Powerpoint presentation for schools to use with parents and carers. Please amend as appropriate to suit your school.
The Great Weight Debate ‘school engagement resources’ and ‘school communications resources’ have been developed to support schools to talk to parents, carers, pupils and students about the great weight debate. They have been developed with input from borough obesity leads about what kind of resources they would welcome.
This October 2016 document brings together the findings and conclusions from evidence reviewed by PHE to inform the government’s thinking on sugar in the diet. The review first considers the need for action – how much sugar we eat, where it comes from, the health issues associated with this and the benefits in reducing our […]
This graphic highlights how portion sizes have increased compared to 20 years ago.
This short briefing gives an overview of the range of environmental and social factors that most experts agree cause childhood obesity. Boroughs may wish to use the information in this briefing in their Great Weight Debate events and activities.
A template media release that boroughs can use as you wish to promote the Great Weight Debate. We left space for a quote to be added in from your spokesperson, for example your Mayor/Council Leader. There is also space for a quote from your CCG and Healthwatch. You may wish to issue a joint release […]
Boroughs can invite residents to complete the Great Weight Survey by signposting them to the online survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/GWD2016 A hard copy version of the survey is also available here to print off. However, boroughs will need to ensure any responses captured in hard copy surveys are transferred into the online version.
This banner is designed to be used on borough websites. Boroughs can add hyperlinks through to the GWD website or the survey directly. If you need a different sized banner please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
This checklist highlights how the engagement and communications resources can be used to encourage residents to get involved in the Great Weight Debate.
The template tweets below are designed for boroughs to use to encourage their residents to get involved in the Great Weight Debate (GWD). Please feel free to use some or all of the tweets below and amend as you neeed to suit your borough.
This copy can be used in resident’s newsletters and any other newsletters or e-news letters you have for stakeholders. Please amend the copy below as you need to fit the word count.
The Great Weight Debate ‘engagement resources’ and ‘communications toolkit’ have been developed to support boroughs to talk to their residents about childhood obesity. They have been developed with input from borough obesity leads about what kind of resources they would welcome. Apart from the ‘Great Weight Debate’ image we have not included any branding on […]
Please feel free to use these films to engage with your communities. If you need the MP4 versions of any of the films please email email@example.com Films: London children talk about health: Full film: Shorter clips of London children talking about: What do you like to eat? What activities do you like? What does being […]
This 2016 Public Health England presentation identifies patterns and trends in childhood obesity in London by age, gender, ethnic group and socio-economic background.
This 2014 London Health Commission report compares obesity in London with other global cities and includes case studies of initiatives to tackle obesity in other cities.
These slides provide a snapshot of the childhood obesity problem in London</a>, including childhood obesity rates, the causes, impacts on individuals and communities and action being taken by the Association of Directors of Public Health bring about change.
This 2016 report from the World Health Organisation</a> includes a set of recommendations to successfully tackle childhood and adolescent obesity in different contexts around the world.
This copy can be used in your patient/resident’s newsletters and any other newsletters or e-news letters you have for stakeholders. Please amend the copy below as required to suit your CCG.
This template news story is intended for CCGs to use on their websites to support their local borough in promoting the Great Weight Debate to residents. Please amend as you wish to suit your local CCG.
The template tweets here are designed for CCG communications teams to use to encourage their patients/local carers and residents to get involved in the Great Weight Debate (GWD). Please feel free to use some or all of the tweets below. Please feel free to amend as appropriate to suit your patients and local residents. You […]
This template news story is intended for London boroughs to use on their websites to promote the Great Weight Debate and encourage residents to complete the survey and get involved in the debate. London boroughs –please amend as you wish to suit your borough.
This image can be used by boroughs as they wish, for example in letters, presentations and media releases.
The key messages and statistics here aim to support London boroughs to join the Great Weight Debate and talk to their communities about childhood obesity. Please feel free to amend the key messages as needed for your borough and to use borough-level childhood obesity statistics if you have them available.
If boroughs wish to hold focus groups/short Great Weight Debate discussions with citizens, members of the London Obesity Leadership Group have pulled together a list conversation starters that they may wish to ask citizens to debate.
Template letter to send to Healthwatch colleagues
This guide aims to support London borough councils to hold their own half day Great Weight Debate Hackathon. The guide includes a template agenda and suggested challenges for attendees to tackle. It also includes template power point slides for your hackathon and a list of resources that will be needed, including facilitators on the day. […]
Boroughs can use this GWD presentation in existing meetings with residents or stakeholders.
Here you can find some notes on how to run a Great Weight Debate event in your borough, along with running powerpoint presentation slides for the event itself.
Findings from stage 1 of the Great Weight Debate in early 2016. Stage 1 aimed to gauge public perceptions of childhood obesity in London and identify some initial ideas for change from Londoners. Report includes recommendations from Londoners on how to galvanise the public to support change.
Summary findings from stage 1 of the Great Weight Debate in early 2016. Stage 1 aimed to gauge public perceptions of childhood obesity in London and identify some initial ideas for change from Londoners. Report includes recommendations from Londoners on how to galvanise the public to support change.
1. What is the Great Weight Debate? The Great Weight Debate is a multi-stage conversation to engage and involve Londoners in the health of their children, and to galvanise social action and support to tackle childhood obesity. In Stage 1, professionals and members of the public were engaged – key findings from this stage are […]