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Healthy Returns: Opportunities for market-based solutions to childhood obesity – a new report

‘Healthy Returns: Opportunities for market-based solutions to childhood obesity’ finds that food producers and retailers can play a vital role in tackling childhood obesity by addressing the unmet need of healthy, affordable food options for low income families. The report, available here, highlights in particular the growing number of ‘challenger brands’ – those that look to drive change in an industry – and how, with the right support, they can address the unmet need of healthy, affordable food options for families on low incomes.

‘Healthy Returns’ was produced for Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity and Big Society Capital by a team coordinated by the Food Foundation, including:

Dr Laura Cornelsen, Soledad Cuevas and Professor Steven Cummins from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine; Jenny Sutherland and Anna Taylor from the Food Foundation; and Joseph Gridley.

The team received extremely valuable contributions from Dr Thomas Bourgoine from CEDAR, the University of Cambridge and Shona Goudie.