Leadership

Childhood Obesity In London And In New York

In the last 25 years, childhood obesity rates in London and New York City have more than doubled, and childhood obesity rates there are higher than in the United Kingdom and the United States as a whole. This alarming epidemic threatens children’s well-being, imposes an ever-growing financial burden, and widens socio-economic and ethnic inequalities within these cities. This new report by London Metropolitan University and the City University in New York, draws on their findings and presents a cogent strategy for the cities to decelerate the rise of childhood obesity and related inequality in health. Leadership Briefing Issue 4.10 (46)

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