The Healthy High Streets programme aim was to find and test solutions to improve the high street food environment. It did this by inviting ideas from people who trade on and use three high streets in London through a hyper-local challenge prize.
This report shares information about the structure of the programme and how it was delivered. It reveals insights into people’s views and habits in relation to food choices on the high street. It also shares insights into working with businesses on improving the food environment on the high street.
The programme describes the ideas that have been supported through the programme and looks at implications of the insights for others trying to work at a high street level to create a healthier food environment.
The programme was initiated by Healthy London Partnership, Public Health England and Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity, and developed in partnership with Battersea Power Station Foundation, Haringey, Southwark and Lambeth Councils, Hyde Foundation, and Innovation Unit.