Haringey’s healthy weight strategy

Haringey Healthy Weight Strategy 2022-25

Haringey has high rates of overweight and obesity. 48.7% of adults are overweight or obese, and within the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) classification, 23% of reception children and 38% of Year 6 children in Haringey are overweight or obese.

Haringey’s Healthy Weight Strategy 2022-25 (PDF, 1.2MB) has been put together with partners to promote healthy weight and tackle obesity in the borough using an evidence-based whole-systems and life-course approach which brings all partners together.

Haringey healthy weight

We know that tackling obesity is complex and evidence suggests that any single intervention is unlikely to be effective on its own. The Foresight Tackling Obesities systems map (PDF, 10MB) (external link) identifies over a hundred contributing factors.

Haringey is tackling obesity by developing a whole systems approach which includes a strong place-based approach to the built environment. This includes a range of population-level interventions which rely less on conscious choices by individuals and more on changes to the environment and society norms through strong healthy public policy that promotes behaviour change.

For any queries on Haringey Healthy Weight, please email publichealth@haringey.gov.uk.

Page last updated:

January 25, 2024