The moment families and children step outside, they are flooded by invitations and incentives that encourage unhealthy food options. This is amplified in inner-city high streets.
We look at streets in the whole, as a narrow focus on only one element (for example, fast food outlets) is likely to only tackle part of the problem. Our work aims to reduce the availability and prominence of energy-dense food and drinks in the entire food environment.
Through our streets strand, we work with partners to change the spaces where children and families spend time outside of home and school – from food shops and takeaways to parks, playgrounds and active travel. Our areas of focus include:
28 April, 2020
We're committed to minimising the impact of COVID-19 on our local communities and our partners. We're working to provide immediate support and to plan ahead for what the world might look like after the pandemic.
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.