Healthy food campaign targets chicken shops in Hackney

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Healthy food campaign targets chicken shops in Hackney
10th December 2014

Mobile fast food units selling healthy burgers, chicken and wraps are part of a Hackney initiative to tackle child obesity by encouraging young people to eat healthier versions of their favourite foods. 
Shift, the organisation behind the initiative, said eating at takeaways was a social pastime for young people.

Shift say this is because fast food is cheap and readily available, whereas government recommended “healthy” foods often are not. 
The scheme has been launched without announcement to schools in Hackney with the hope students will use them without feeling pressured to. 
Bobby Callender, from Riojaes Caribbean food van, which is selling low-fat and low-salt chicken and Tori Flower from the social enterprise behind the campaign joined Headline London to discuss cheap, healthy food.  

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