JOINT HEALTHY FOOD POLICY
Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
The Joint Director of Public Health presented a report setting out the framework for a joint food policy and guidance for the Local Authority. The adoption of that policy and guidance would support Wirral’s Taste for Health, one of the key themes within Wirral’s Health and Wellbeing Strategic Framework which aimed to improve health and reduce health inequalities on Wirral through addressing food, smoking, alcohol misuse, employment and safety. It also supported Corporate Plan and Local Area Agreement targets for childhood obesity and life expectancy (for which obesity was a risk factor).
The framework and guidance had been developed jointly with NHS Wirral, Wirral University Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust, Cheshire & Wirral Partnership Trust and Wirral Voluntary and Community Sector Network, who would also be looking to their organisations to adopt this as policy and guidance
RESOLVED – That the adoption of the Wirral Healthy Food Policy Framework and Guidance be agreed.
Report author: Marie Armitage
Publication date: 09/02/2010
Date of decision: 04/02/2010
Decided at meeting: 04/02/2010 - Cabinet
Effective from: 17/02/2010