A Fitter Future for All 2015-2019

Outcomes for the period 2015-2019 to support implementation of A Fitter Future for All 2012-2022the strategy for preventing and addressing overweight and obesity in Northern Ireland, were released recently.

Launched in March 2012, A Fitter Future for All aims to empower people to make healthy choices, reduce the risk of overweight and obesity related diseases and improve health and well-being, by creating an environment that supports a physically active lifestyle and a healthy diet. The multi-sectoral Obesity Prevention Steering Group committed to reviewing and refreshing the outcomes after the first three years.

The outcomes have been drawn up to enable further development and implementation towards realising the long term outcomes set in the strategy. Outcomes to cover the period 2015-2019 include, for example:

  • Child carers’ attendance at Nutrition Matters for the Early Years training a requirement for registration
  • Councils supported to have a play and leisure policy and action plans in place
  • Increased opportunities for participation in play and physical activity for children and young people particularly in areas of deprivation
  • Active Travel to / from workplaces further supported and work undertaken with employers on workplace physical activity schemes.

 

Posted: 16/07/2015 10:26:33 by Laura Keaver


 

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