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London has more overweight and obese children than New York, Sydney, Paris or Madrid. More than a third are overweight or obese by the time they leave primary school.

All London councils have new plans to tackle childhood obesity and are putting these into action. But we need to work smarter, faster and harder.

Our environment makes it harder for families to make healthy choices. We want all Londoners to join the Great Weight Debate and tell what changes they think will help children and families lead healthier lives.

Great Weight Debate Resources

Global city comparisons report

21 September 2016

Archive page London has more seriously overweight children than New York, Sydney, Paris or Madrid. More than a third are overweight or obese by the time they leave primary school. Childhood obesity is one of the most pressing public health challenges facing London. All London councils have new plans to tackle childhood obesity and are […]

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Too much cheap unhealthy food and drink and too many fast food shops make it hard for children to be healthy, say Londoners

Nine out of 10 Londoners (86%) who responded to London’s Great Weight Debate believe tackling London’s childhood obesity epidemic to help children and young people lead healthier lives should be either the top or a high priority for the capital. More than 2,700 Londoners completed the Great Weight Debate survey which aimed to raise awareness […]

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