Eat Well Be Active
Healthy eating and being more active are important determinants of health and wellbeing. The key to achieving and maintaining a healthy weight is not about short-term dietary changes. It is about a lifestyle that includes healthy eating, regular activity and balancing the number of calories we consume with the number of calories our body uses. Staying in control of our weight contributes to good health now and as we age.
Eat Well Be Active is a framework based on several key Cheshire West and Chester partnership reports, including the Executive Policy Commission on Health Inequalities - Obesity (2015), the Health and Wellbeing Strategy (2015-20), the Council Plan (2016-20), and the Physical Activity Growth Strategy and Blueprint to Tackle Physical Inactivity in both the Cheshire and Warrington Sub Region developed by Active Cheshire (2017). The framework has been developed through strong local partnership working, recognising that our experiences are shaped by the wider social, economic and cultural context in which we live. As we look for innovative ways to tackle inequalities and improve the lives of our residents, this document outlines our local strategic approach to maintaining a healthy weight throughout life.