On 4th September we attended the launch of the London Mayor’s London’s Child Obesity Taskforce – Ten Ambitions for London Plan. The Child Obesity Taskforce was established in 2018 as part of the Mayor’s commitment to address child obesity.
The Taskforce’s vision is that every child in London grows up in a community and environment that supports their health and weight.
Our Rose Vouchers for Fruit and Veg Project has been highlighted as part of the solution to supporting low-income families in this plan. Our expertise in running a food voucher scheme has also been recognised and one of the twenty calls to action asks us to work with The Department of Health and Social Care, Public Health England, London Boroughs and retailers to review existing food voucher schemes and trial improved ways to design and deliver them so they work better for London’s families.
We are proud to have the opportunity to share our expertise and work with others to bring about a positive change that will impact many families in London and the rest of the country.
You can read the plan here.