Continuation: Obesity Trailblazer – Co-production with Islamic Religious Settings


Born in Bradford is working in partnership with Department of Health and Wellbeing, Bradford Council to promote healthy behaviours through Islamic faith settings such as mosques and madrasas in Bradford.

In 30 madrasas across Bradford district, the community engagement team of a local community organisation, Faith in Communities, is working in partnerships with BiB researchers to plan and implement workshops promoting healthy diet and physical activity through madrasas with children from ethnic minority background, predominantly South Asian (reflective of Bradford ethnic minority demographics), to prevent childhood obesity. Islamic leaders, madrasa staff and parents of children attending madrasas were involved in the coproduction of bespoke toolkit with detailed workshops on encouraging healthy dietary habits, physical activities, and how faith settings can act as healthy places.


Sub-theme: Healthy Bodies

Currently Underway

Team Contact:

Lead for Physical Activity Research


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