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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]