Help children live healthy lifestyles
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What steps are we taking to improve?
- We will increase the range of physical activity opportunities available for children, and target those at higher risk of inactivity.
- We will address mental health including reducing exposure to adverse childhood experiences.
- We will promote eating healthy, including through school meals, the Healthy Schools scheme and the School Holiday Enrichment Programme.
- We will increase awareness of healthy lifestyles through the Healthy Schools scheme.
- We will continue to develop, promote and deliver the Flying Start Programme.
- We will work with partners to deliver the Early Years Transformation Programme.
- We will develop a multi-agency strategy and delivery plan to respond to the impact of COVID-19 on the mental health and well-being of children and young people.
Our focus for 2021-22 will be on:
- Tackling children’s mental health issues – possibly resulting from lockdown measures.
- The success for this objective will be measured by the number of children who are overweight or obese.