As a place-based foundation, we work in inner-city London on complex urban health challenges. By taking a comprehensive look at the evidence on childhood obesity from across the world, we’ve arrived at a strong consensus about where we should focus our efforts: on creating environments that make healthy choices the norm, and on breaking the link between childhood obesity and deprivation.
This report brings together evidence on behaviour change and the experiences of families living in inner-city London alongside insights from data and learnings from interventions on the ground. Developed in partnership with The Behavioural Insights Team, it features the views of experts from across health, education, food and business.
Our event captured rich insights from speakers including journalist Rosie Boycott and chef Jamie Oliver on the barriers and opportunities when tackling child obesity.
Shifting from willpower to environments and breaking the link with deprivationOur key findings
Prioritising your children's happiness
Child obesity has been a growing problem worldwide for the past 40 yearsThe issue in numbers
Practical principles for tackling childhood obesity
“If you don’t have much money, you go for cheap empty calories”Views on child obesity
02 May, 2019
As an urban health foundation, we explore how living in cities impacts on people’s health and wellbeing. We use our own insights and learn from others, identifying what works to inform practice and policy.
30 April, 2019
Our Neighbourhood Schemes focus on driving change around a health issue within a small geography or defined community, targeting the issue from many angles.
18 April, 2019
We take a place-based approach to addressing complex health issues prevalent in urban areas, focused on driving better health locally and testing whole-system solutions.