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Healthy London Hackathon

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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 […]

Healthy London Hackathon – FAQs

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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 […]

The Great Weight Debate: key messages and statistics

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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.

How to use the Great Weight Debate resources

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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.

Sugar reduction: The evidence for action

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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 […]

Obesity and our environment

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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.

Template media release for the Great Weight Debate

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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 […]

Great Weight Debate survey

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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.

How to use the Great Weight Debate resources

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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 […]

Great Weight Debate films

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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 raybarnet@hotmail.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 […]

Great Weight Debate – summary slides

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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.

Template tweets for the Great Weight Debate

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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 […]

The Great Weight Debate – key messages and statistics

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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.

How to run a ‘Great Weight Debate’ hackathon

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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. […]

Great Weight Debate stage 1 report

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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.

Great Weight Debate stage 1 – summary report

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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.

London’s Great Weight Debate – Executive Summary

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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 […]