Diet is now the leading behavioural risk factor for illness and death in England. An unhealthy diet can lead to malnutrition, faltering growth in children, tooth decay, overweight and obesity, cardiovascular disease (CVD), type 2 diabetes and some cancers. A healthy diet, on the other hand, promotes both physical and mental wellbeing in a number of ways and can minimise the impact on health and social care services.
Food poverty is the inability of individuals and households to secure an adequate and nutritious diet. It can affect those living on low incomes, with limited access to transport and poor cooking skills.
Below you can find a number of documents identifying the local population needs. Please note that this list will be updated as and when the new information becomes available.
Hackney and the City of London reports
- Advancing our health: prevention in the 2020s – consultation document
- Childhood obesity: a plan for action
- Tackling obesity: empowering adults and children to live healthier lives
- Healthy Place Healthy Weight
- London Health Inequalities Strategy
- Local Government Declaration on Sugar Reduction and Healthier Food