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Conversation starters – for pupils and students

22nd January 2017

If schools wish to hold activities or events with their pupils or students, members of the London Obesity Leadership Group have pulled together a list conversation starters that they may wish to use. Please amend as you see fit to suit the ages and needs of your students.

Young people invited to be Health Champions for a day

28th November 2016

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. London currently has […]

The Great Weight Debate hits the road

17th November 2016

During the October half term we took our Great Weight Debate roadshow across London.  Watch a snapshot of the week and some of the ideas people had for helping children in London lead healthier lives.  We heard from hundreds of Londoners including parents, children, young people, grandparents, carers and teachers. Have your say by completing […]

London needs to work together to tackle the obesity pandemic

7th November 2016

I’m writing these blogs as part of a conversation with Londoners that’s happening across London … a London Great Weight Debate!  Along with many other Directors of Public Health, I’m planning to get a Great Weight Debate going with my residents. We recently launched an online survey on sugar reduction, and received replies from every […]

First London-wide Great Weight Debate on childhood obesity

18th October 2016

Evidence shows London’s ‘abnormal environment’ causing capital’s childhood obesity epidemic. All Londoners are being invited to share their views on how children in the capital can be supported to lead healthier lives as part of the first London-wide conversation on childhood obesity. For the first time, London’s local authorities and NHS organisations have joined forces […]

Don’t miss the Great Weight Debate roadshow

18th October 2016

There will be fun, interactive educational resources for parents and carers as well as physical activities for kids to get involved in. You will be able to fill in the Great Weight Debate survey and there will even be an area where you can be filmed talking about what changes you think could help children […]

The possibilities for London’s fight against child obesity

21st September 2016

London has a big problem. Levels of childhood obesity in London are unacceptably high. This can have serious complications later in life such as diabetes, heart disease  & higher risk of premature mortality, shockingly however we are now seeing such problems in young adults too.  We cannot continue to have almost one-in-four children being overweight […]

A Director of Public Health’s-eye-view of obesity

21st September 2016

An obesity pandemic, with London at the top of the obesity league table of global cities The world is hitting the peak of a truly global epidemic of obesity … and that makes it a pandemic. Most people don’t think of it that way, because unlike swine flu, the obesity pandemic is taking years to […]