Eat Well, Shape Up, Move More

A three-year strategy has been developed for Blackburn with Darwen to encourage residents to move more, eat well and maintain a healthy weight.

The Eat Well, Shape Up, Move More Strategy 2017-20 aims to encourage positive lifestyle changes that enable local people to improve their health and wellbeing by supporting an environment where physical activity and healthy eating is the easy choice for everyone throughout their lives.

An action plan for the strategy is also available.

Healthy weight declaration

Blackburn with Darwen has become the first borough to see its council and clinical commissioning group join forces to sign a joint healthy weight declaration in the country.

The Local Authority Declaration on Healthy Weight has 14 common commitments that all local authorities that sign up to it agree to progress on, along with a set of themes specific to the local area.

The declaration is the work of the Food Active partnership; a collaborative programme made up of public health directors across the North West.