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  1. The Great Weight Debate hits the road

    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 […]

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  2. The possibilities for London’s fight against child obesity

    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 […]

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

    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 […]

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  4. Tackling obesity in Haringey

    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 […]

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