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Food for Health: Improving child health outcomes through local food interventions

Date Posted: 30/06/2017 13:47:50

Affordable access to sufficient nutritious food is vital for child health and wellbeing. Poor diet is linked to child obesity, malnutrition, poor physical and cognitive development, as well as behavioural issues and impacts on a child's ability to concentrate and learn. Yet many families in London struggle to provide healthy, nutritious meals daily. This 4in10 seminar explored best practice in how local authorities and the voluntary sector in London are improving child health outcomes through food interventions. 
Simon Shaw, Sustain's Food poverty Coordinator, spoke about the London Food Poverty Profile and discussed how boroughs are developing food action plans.
Bimpe Oki, Public Health Consultant at LB Lambeth, outlined the many projects which having been taking place to improve the whole food system in the borough as part of the Lambeth Food Flagship programme
Anne Cheeseman, Regional Manager (south) for HENRY (Health, Exercise and Nutrition for the Really Young) told the seminar about HENRY's work with families to improve healthy eating and prevent child obesity. 


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