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. HomeBlogEvents and activitiesFundraisingjoin-the-campaign Why ‘Does Hackney make you fat?’ We live in a world where it is getting harder to live at a healthy weight – our environment is obesogenic. The food economy, including the diet industry; sedentary jobs and lives; confusing health messaging all have some part to play. Some populations and communities find it harder than others to avoid being over weight – inner city living and poverty are the likely cause. Time of life and mental wellbeing play a part too. We want to take a different approach to finding answers: By developing solutions with the experts. The experts are those of us who know the weight battle first hand. By looking for solutions in the wider environment and at a community level rather than ‘treating fat people’. Develop campaigns for change, led by local people, which will make it easier for all Hackney residents – of all ages and across diverse communities. Obesity is not about individuals who are greedy and lazy. 95% of people who start a weight loss diet end up heavier than when they started over a 5 year period. Medics and specialists have not got the answers – obesity is increasing year on year. If you want to be part of making Hackney a healthier and happier place join the campaign.