Market Solutions to Childhood Obesity

Guys and St Thomas’ Charity and Big Society Capital are funding us to research opportunities and barriers for business models that:

  • Provide products or services that improve access and engagement with nutritious diets;
  • Effectively reach a low-income urban family household consumer base; and
  • Have sustainable & scalable business models;

We are doing this project in partnership with independent consultant Joseph Gridley and Dr Laura Cornelsen and Professor Steve Cummins at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.  The research will include analysis of national datasets to describe the diet situation for low income households and cataloguing of successful business models around the world which offer nutritious foods to those on a low income.  The research will be complete by the end of August 2018.