Adult Obesity Programme Future

MQT on 2013-05-22
Session date: 
May 22, 2013
Question By: 
Onkar Sahota
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Given that I have previously asked the Mayor (MQT 0415/2013, MQT 1159/2013) about succession plans for the former LHIB work programmes, in addition to Dr Yvonne Doyle's announcement at the April Environment & Health Committee that a temporary legacy for work on adult obesity has been secured, will the Mayor now answer the question I asked in January?


Answer for Adult Obesity Programme Future

Answer for Adult Obesity Programme Future

Answered By: 
The Mayor

In anticipation of the closure of the LHIB obesity programme I have worked with colleagues to secure the continuation of key elements of the programme. These include three years of funding from April 2013 for:

• Healthy Schools London (which engages parents and the wider community as well as school children)

• Public health expertise within TfL and my spatial planning teams - to ensure that London's public realm is developed in a way that supports health and physical activity.

Public Health England's London office will use the London Obesity Framework's research, consultation and outputs to support local public health teams to tackle obesity.