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Eat Well Be Active

Our priorities

What are the outcomes we want to see?

What are the key actions we will take?

  1. Work in partnership, taking a system-wide approach to support healthy weight, and to encourage healthy, sustainable food and physical activity
  2. Work with schools and early years settings to support implementation of programmes to support healthy weight
  3. Work with schools meals provider to improve school meals, support parents/carers to provide healthy lunch boxes
  4. Work with Brio Leisure and other providers to increase access to physical activity opportunities
  5. Work with employers and workplaces to support healthy weight activities
  6. Support individuals and families to access healthy food in times of need
  7. Work with schools and early years settings to support them to improve their settings to make them more conducive to healthy weight
  8. Support partners to adopt the Healthy Weight Declaration Partner Pledge
  9. Train colleagues and partners to acknowledge the wider determinants of health and the importance of taking a stigma free approach to healthy weight
  10. Work with council procurement to improve food and drink provision provided in council-operated buildings
  11. Work with the planning department to curb the proliferation of fast food takeaways in the borough, particularly in areas of deprivation
  12. To report regularly on progress to the Health and Wellbeing Board

How will we measure progress? (Key indicators/ potential indicators)

  • Reduce prevalence of obesity in early pregnancy
  • Increase breastfeeding initiation
  • Increase breastfeeding at 6-8 weeks
  • Increase healthy start voucher uptake
  • Increase the number of schools taking part in healthy weight programmes (GULP, Milk and Water only, Active Schools, Smile for a Mile, healthy and active school pledge)
  • Increase the number of partners signed up to the Healthy Weight Declaration Partner Pledge
  • Increase the number of children weighed and measured as part of the National Child Measurement Programme
  • Decrease child excess weight in 4-5 year olds
  • Decrease child excess weight in 10-11 year olds
  • Decrease the percentage of adults (aged 18+) classed as overweight or obese
  • Work with increased number of partners to improve nutrition, hydration, and physical activity in older adults
  • Increase the number of front line staff taking part in the healthy weight training
  • Increase the number of planning refusals based on the potential impact on obesity, inequalities and wider health concerns
  • Increase the number of departments and partners driving forwards the healthy weight declaration commitments
  • Increase the progress achieved on healthy weight declaration