The Healthier Lifestyles Award is one of the categories of the Health & Wellbeing Awards.
This Award recognises the effectiveness of projects and programmes that improve the lifestyles of the most vulnerable and supports people to make healthier lifestyle choices.
Project HE:RO addresses physical, emotional and cognitive health challenges faced by children aged between 5 and 11 through the placement of highly trained and motivated Health Mentors in schools.
The programme currently operates in Birmingham, Bradford, Cardiff, Coventry, Lincoln, London, Nottingham, Sandwell, Scunthorpe and Wolverhampton.
Fit to Tackle is a targeted weight management programme for inactive, obese males in disadvantaged areas of Warrington.
Initially a 12 week pilot, it has developed into a sustainable outcomes model: the cornerstone of changing perceptions in terms of physical and mental health, social wellbeing and partnership working.
The all-Wales Nutrition Skills for LifeTM programme provides training and initiatives to support community workers, volunteers and peer leaders to promote healthy eating across the life course.
By training those who understand the needs of local people, communities across Wales are empowered to access a healthy diet.
Category winners will have the opportunity to be selected for the prestigious Public Health Minister’s Award, while all finalists will be considered for two special commendations to be given by Public Health England (PHE).
Entered projects and programmes should demonstrate:
- Effective strategies to motivate and encourage healthy lifestyle changes through behaviour change approaches
- Promotion of healthy lifestyles with children and young people, adults and the elderly at a community level, or within a setting such as the workplace, schools or care homes
- Implementation of community/population approaches to health issues including physical activity, healthy eating and weight management, smoking cessation, mental health, sexual health, and alcohol and substance misuse
- How they have addressed inequality, through approaches such as equality impact assessment (EqIA) and/or working with groups represented within the equality act as demonstrating one or more protected characteristics
Project: Food Education through Cooking Skills
Food Nation is a social enterprise based in Newcastle. It focuses specifically on addressing a range of diet-related health inequalities for individuals and groups. Its programme includes content on practical cooking skills at a range of experience levels, food hygiene, food growing, understanding and using nutritional information, meal planning, shopping and budgeting...read more.
Find out more about previous winners.