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Merton's first ever Hackathon

This event will bring people from a wide range of backgrounds (parents, school staff, community group reps, health professionals, young people and other interested people) together to come up with creative, innovative solutions to tackle the rising issue of unhealthy weight in children and young people.

What is a Hackathon?

A Hackathon is an event that brings motivated local people together to brainstorm positive suggestions for lasting change in their community.

The challenge is to find new and exciting ways to reduce childhood obesity in Merton by getting more children, young people and families eating well and being active.

The Hackathon is part of the Great Weight Debate Merton, a six-month project commissioned by Merton Council’s Public Health Team. We have been having lots of conversations with different communities in Merton to find out what is needed to reduce childhood obesity and what is already helping families to tackle this issue. The Hackathon is an opportunity to bring all those ideas together and use them to inspire and develop some actions that could really work in Merton.

No experience or homework is required – just turn up on the day! It’s free and there will be refreshments to keep you energised. Your ideas could change lives!



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