Decision details


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

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