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An invitation to Merton’s first ever Hackathon


You are invited to join The Great Weight Debate Merton team on Saturday 3rd June for Merton’s first ever Hackathon - a fun and creative ideas marathon.  This event will bring people from a wide range of backgrounds together to come up with creative, innovative solutions to tackle the rising issue of unhealthy weight in children and young people.

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. 

At the Hackathon they will present the issues and give you feedback on what communities have told them through the Great Weight Debate Merton. Then, working as part of a team, you’ll help to develop a practical solution to one of four challenges:

  • How can we support families and young people in Merton to eat more healthily?
  • How can we support busy working families in Merton to help their children achieve 60 minutes exercise a day?
  • How can we tackle the growing fast food environment in Merton?
  • How can we make healthy options more attractive and affordable in Merton?

When and where?

  • Saturday 3rd June, 9.45 for a 10am start. 1pm finish
  • St Marks C of E Academy, Acacia Rd, Mitcham CR4 1SF. 
  • Onsite parking is available
  • Buses: 152, 463
  • Train: Mitcham Eastfields


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