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Tackling obesity in Haringey

21st September 2016

We’re not great at blowing our own trumpets in the public sector, so I’m going to use this blog as an opportunity to blow others’ and tell you about some really brilliant work that is going on in Haringey, much of it led by my colleagues in public health. Haringey is not unique in its […]

The Great Weight Debate – access to healthy food

18th May 2016

Jo Murfitt, Director of Public Health for NHS England (London Region) talks about what she would like to see discussed in the great weight debate – access to healthy food for people on low incomes.

Our children are getting fatter!

by Jemma Gilbert, Head of Prevention, Healthy London Partnership, 17th May 2016

I hate using that word. I would never call a child or adult fat, it’s hurtful, but as a group it’s a fact we cannot ignore anymore. We have more obese children in London than in New York and our children are more seriously overweight than those in Madrid, Paris or Sydney. Two out of […]