Tackling childhood obesity in Croydon

Posted on January 21st, by Robert Ward in Politics & Society. 5 comments

Croydon has a big problem, writes Robert Ward

Croydon has a childhood obesity problem. According to figures from the National Child Measurement Programme released by Public Health England almost four out of ten of our Year 6 children are overweight. More than half of those were considered obese. This is not a new phenomenon. The most recent data, published last month for 2014/2015, show little has changed … Read More »

The CR0-besity problem: how can Croydon keep its new year get-slim resolutions?

Posted on January 8th, by Liz Sheppard-Jones in Politics & Society. 6 comments

So – how was it for you, the first week of January? You’ve cut out booze, maybe? Sworn to nibble fruit instead of chomping Hobnobs? Started cycling to work? (If so, be warned – in these parts that may not ensure longevity). Or perhaps the annual surge of optimism about changing your body, entire personality and lifestyle for good this time unseated your reason to the point of … Read More »