Healthy living

Work with partners towards a reduction in childhood obesity rates

The fifth and final aim of the strategy is to ensure that the healthy choice is the easy choice for all Londoners. The combination of smoking, excessive drinking, physical inactivity and an unhealthy diet is too common in some communities, leading to health problems. Reducing this inequality means making it easy for some communities in the most disadvantaged areas to eat well and be active. This can be achieved by ensuring all Londoners have access to healthy and affordable food and to the city’s good quality green space and public spaces. It also means reducing smoking and harm from alcohol misuse.

The Mayor’s key ambition for this strategic aim is to work with partners towards a reduction in childhood obesity rates and a reduction in the gap between the boroughs with the highest and lowest rates of child obesity.

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: