Childhood obesity - KPIs

MQT on 2019-03-21
Session date: 
March 21, 2019
Question By: 
Andrew Boff
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What key performance indicators have you put in place to measure the success of your strategy to tackle childhood obesity?


Childhood obesity - KPIs

Childhood obesity - KPIs

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I set up London’s Child Obesity Taskforce to ensure we are provided with clear, independent advice on what bold and radical actions are needed to get a grip on child obesity.

The key performance indicators the Taskforce will use to measure success will be taken from the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP). This data is used to both track trends in the population and provide health and wellbeing advice to parents and carers

The Taskforce will recommend an overarching target to halve child obesity in London by 2030. To support this ambition, I and other London partners are working together to achieve a 10 per cent reduction in the proportion of children in Reception class who are overweight by 2023/24, with action targeted on the most at risk. This commitment is included in my Health Inequalities Strategy and Food Strategy.