Healthy high streets

MQT on 2018-11-22
Session date: 
November 22, 2018
Question By: 
Onkar Sahota
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


In light of the Royal Society for Public Health's report which highlighted that London's ten unhealthiest high streets are all in areas of relatively higher deprivation, what are you doing to roll out the lessons of Healthy London Partnership's Healthy High Streets Programme?


Answer for Healthy high streets
Healthy high streets

Healthy high streets

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I was pleased to see the innovation that the Healthy High Streets programme demonstrated, working with local businesses and entrepreneurs on three London high streets to trial new approaches to tackling child obesity. The programme was developed by Healthy London Partnership and funded and delivered by a range of partners.  It is a concrete example of how London is collaborating to improve Health and Care.

The programme gathered invaluable insight into how young people make food choices. The results are being shared with local authorities, funders, policy makers and pan London networks working to reduce childhood obesity, including the London Food Board and London’s Child Obesity Taskforce, which I recently launched.