In 2019, FutureGov joined the Local Government Association (LGA) Childhood Obesity Trailblazer Programme, a three-year programme asking councils to lead innovative action in their local community to tackle childhood obesity. After 13 councils completed a discovery phase, five council-led projects were selected as Trailblazer Authorities. The programme is funded by the Department and Health and Social Care, administered by the Local Government Association, with Public Health England providing expert support and advice. We provided design support for Year 1 at both a council and programme level, supporting the development of innovative solutions to localised challenges through capability-building workshops and facilitating the sharing of learnings between councils.