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 Public demonstrations Does Hackney make you fat? project will be holding a public demonstration in protest at the sheer volume of takeaway shops in the borough; which are a burden on our health. Our goal is for the council to take notice, by putting a block on the number of takeaway shops in the borough In Hackney, you are never less than 100 metres away from a takeaway shop, with Mare Street presenting a staggering 13 takeaway shops. Many of these items are swimming in salt or fat, with chips oiled to oblivion, and meats in kebab shops artificially processed with unnatural chemicals to increase its palatability and shelf life against decay. Whilst these meals may present an easy option for those with limited time, or a family to feed, they can lead to a host cardiovascular health problems; such as high cholesterol or high blood pressure. Come join us to protest against the fast food industry- make a stand against the obesogenic environment! Dates to follow: Our public marches will always begin at our registered office, at Social Action for Health. Our march will end at Stoke Newington Town Hall Sorry, this event is now sold out.