Jyoti Singh, the Commissioner for Public Health in Newham says:

‘We are delighted to be partnering with Bags of Taste on the Weight Management Programme in Newham because obesity has been identified as a priority issue for us and we want to offer targeted support to those most at risk. We know that obesity is more prevalent in areas of deprivation and the COVID-19 pandemic has led to job losses and pushed more people into benefits.”

Alicia Weston, CEO of Bags of Taste, explains:

“There has never been a greater need to address obesity. Research shows that 25% of early deaths amongst people in poverty are because of poor diets. We’re hugely proud to partner with Newham council on this initiative. Bags of Taste has been running specialist evidence based courses since 2014 so we are hugely experienced in supporting people to change their diets and their lives for the long term.”