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.

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

Health & Wellbeing Awards 2017

The Health & Wellbeing Awards 2017 has now closed and this year's finalists will be announced shortly.

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.

2016 winner

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 budgeting...read more.

Find out more about previous winners.