A series of practical, inspiring events to share and create solutions to tackling childhood obesity in London
In 2016, the Association of Directors of Public Health London launched a sector led improvement project on childhood obesity where all London boroughs took part. It was decided by London boroughs that a series of learning events on childhood obesity were needed. So here we are!
What you will get at the events
- Hear from experts using a whole systems approach to tackling childhood obesity
- Exchange ideas, tips and insights from local, national and international case studies
- Develop simple, practical, realistic ideas to turn theory and examples into practice
- Make new connections to develop local multi-disciplinary partnerships and plan to make achievable changes locally
- Understand how by making childhood obesity your business, you are likely to be addressing your local authority’s corporate plan’s objectives
- Tackling obesity is complex and requires action at every level. Local authorities are ideally placed to develop co-ordinated action to tackle obesity across its various departments, services and partner organisations.
- London has the highest level of childhood obesity compared to other major global cities, such as New York, Toronto, Sydney, Hong Kong, Paris and Madrid.
- A conversation with over 2 million Londoners last year, through the Great Weight Debate campaign, showed that 86% of these Londoners thought that tackling childhood obesity was a top priority.
- In England, obesity costs £27b to the wider economy, £6.1b to the NHS, £13.3m in obesity medication and £352m to social care every year.
The events are aimed at officers and politicians within boroughs who have the potential to influence and implement a change in policy and practice.
You could be from the following departments: Public health, Environmental Health, Planning, Leisure Services, Community Safety, Economic Development, Regeneration, Children’s Services, Active Travel, Transport, Education
- An outline plan or idea for how you will turn new knowledge into action in your borough
- Materials to cascade information, insights and ideas with your colleagues and partners
- Tools and resources to enable implementation of good practice
- Package of shared audience insights
- Case studies of real solutions to common challenges
The event series schedule includes four different half-day events with multiple sessions for each event. There will also be a final event where all attendees are invited to share examples of how teams have put knowledge into practice and ideas for further action.
The event topics are:
- Introduction to systems thinking and framing the childhood obesity issue to make it ‘everyone’s business’
- Understanding and working with cultural insights and social norms across different ethnic communities
- Adapting the environment to encourage and enable increased physical activity
- Enabling a healthier food offer with good business at a local level
How to register
Fill in the booking form and email it to Barbara at iPiP: firstname.lastname@example.org