Does Hackney make you fat? Does Hackney make you fat? People who know first hand, campaigning to make Hackney an easier place to be a healthy weight. We are campaigning to change Hackney so that we can help reverse growing obesity in the borough. Right now: 41.3% of adults are overweight or obese 49.6% of children The big difference with our ‘Does Hackney make you fat?’ is that it is led and run by people who know the challenges of trying to reach a health weight first hand. We believe our expertise has been over looked. Indeed our voice has been squashed by the stigma and social pressure that goes hand in hand with being overweight. Join our campaign as a supporter or an activist. We want everyone who lives or works in the borough to support us; to be an activist you also need to be overweight. Home Blog Events and activities Fundraising join-the-campaign Find your natural ‘wild weight’ In autumn 2015 Social Action for Health piloted an innovative and effective weight loss approach in Tottenham – based on empowering and holistic support circles. Learning from this, we now want to offer this in Hackney to support Does Hackney make you fat? campaigners to find their own answers to become a healthy weight. If people are giving their time to make Hackney a healthier borough – we want to support them too. Click to sponsor an activist. The start point for our approach is that diets don’t work, we are not machines and there is huge selling and ‘shaming’ pressure that makes tackling being overweight seem impossible. We believe that the most important best Wild weight offers a non judgmental environment where participants learn about themselves and from each other. Facilitators are part of the group – knowledgeable but not teachers, and with personal understanding about the challenges of living with obesity. We use a wide range of creative, practical and fun ways to work together that are all aimed at making healthy choices natural.