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.

2017 shortlist

Evolve: A Social Impact Company – Project HE:RO (Health Engagement: Real Outcomes)

Evolve: A Social Impact Company – Project HE:RO (Health Engagement: Real Outcomes)
Photo: Evolve 2017

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.


LiveWire (Warrington) CIC – Fit to Tackle

LiveWire (Warrington) CIC – Fit to Tackle
Photo: Livewire

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.


Public Health Dietitians in Wales – Nutrition Skills for Life

Public Health Dietitians in Wales – Nutrition Skills for Life
Photo: Public Health
Dietitians in Wales

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).

The winners will be announced at the RSPH Awards 2017 ceremony which will take place on Thursday 19 October at the East Wintergarden in London.


Award criteria

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

2016 winner

Photo: Sarah Deane
Food Nation CIC

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 more.

Find out more about previous winners.