Healthy children

Ensuring London’s children have healthy places in which to learn, play and develop

The first aim of the Mayor of London’s health inequalities strategy is for every London child to have a healthy start in life. Differences in the development of children and babies start from their very earliest days. This can affect their health and wellbeing throughout their lives. That means if we are to make London a healthier city, we need to start with babies and children.

The Mayor wants to support London’s early years settings to surround children with environments that help them to play, eat, socialise and develop well. This will build on his existing successful Healthy Schools London programme. The Mayor’s key ambition is to launch a new health programme that will support London’s early years’ settings. This will be twinned with his successful Healthy Schools London programme, ensuring London’s children have healthy places in which to learn, play and develop.

Formal responses to the consultation by organisations can be submitted via the questionnaire on the Draft Mayor’s Health Inequalities Strategy website page at

Find out more about London’s other health inequalities strategy priorities: