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Be Active – Be Healthy. Northern Ireland Physical Activity Strategy 1996- 2002

Health Promotion Agency (HPA) Health related physical activity The overall aim of this strategy is to increase levels of health related physical activity particularly among those who exercise least. The need to develop such a strategy, which would focus o ...

Snack Pack

Health Promotion Agency Northern Ireland Scheme to promote healthy eating in schools Outlines the Fresh Fruit in Schools pilot scheme and explains the potential benefits of the scheme to schools and pupils. It also provides information on the four Health ...

Weigh to Health

Weigh to Health is a six week weight loss programme which can be delivered by the Community Development and Health Worker. The course was designed by dietiticians and focuses on healthy lifestlye. Each 2 hour session consists of a discussion, weigh in and ...

Putting a health inequalities focus on the Northern Ireland cardiovascular service framework

The PHA, supported by the Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) and other agencies and individuals, has completed a health impact assessment (HIA) on the Cardiovascular Service Framework (CVSFW) for Northern Ireland.The CVSFW is the first in a serie ...

Cook it! Fun, fast food for less: community nutrition education programme

This training manual was produced to support the Cook it! programme, which was specially developed for use in Northern Ireland. The Cook it! programme is delivered in the community by trained facilitators and can be used with a wide range of groups, inclu ...

Your Health Matters: Annual Report of the Chief Medical Officer for Northern Ireland 2012/13

Chief Medical Officer (NI) Health of the population of Northern Ireland ‘Stay active, stay healthy, and live longer’ was the message from NI Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr Michael McBride as he launched his annual report. Dr McBride said that while there ...

Play and Leisure Policy

Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister Child development The aim of the policy is to establish play within a policy framework that will place high value on play and leisure as an essential element in the development of children's live ...

Play and Leisure Implementation Plan

Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister child d] The Play and Leisure Implementation Plan aims to see a high value placed on play and improved play and leisure facilities for all children and young people in order to support their developme ...

Play and Leisure Partnerships

Play and Leisure Partnerships Child development The Play & Leisure Partnerships are made up of partners from the statutory, voluntary, and private sector. The aims of the partnerships is to support the delivery of improved play and leisure opportuniti ...

Sammy and Sally Series

safefood Benefits of vegetables These fun, free story books for small children aims to teach them about the goodness of vegetables, where  they come from and how they grow. The stories follow two squirrels, Sammy and Sally, as they plant seeds, look after ...

The Northern Ireland Sport & Physical Activity Survey 2010 (SAPAS)

Sport Northern Ireland Adult participation in sport and physical activity across Northern Ireland SAPAS was commissioned by Sport Northern Ireland to provide statistically robust data on participation, club membership, volunteering, coaching attitudes to ...

Nutrition matters for the early years: Guidance for feeding under fives in the childcare setting

Public Health Agency (PHA) Child nutrition This booklet for childminders and staff in day nurseries, playgroups and crèches outlines straightforward, practical advice and information on a range of nutritional issues related to children up to the age of fi ...

Outdoor Recreation NI Operational Plan 2012- 2015

Outdoor Recreation NI Promoting physical activity and the environment Outdoor Recreation NI is a organisation which brings together all groups and bodies, which have an interest in, or involvement in outdoor recreation in Northern Ireland. The organisatio ...

Healthy Child, Healthy Future: A Framework for the Universal Child Health Promotion Programme in Northern Ireland- Pregnancy to 19 Years

Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPSNI) Child Health The First Minister and Deputy First Minister, through the OFMDFM Strategy, ‘our Children and Young People- our Pledge’, (2006), aim to improve the life chances for children an ...

Survival Guide to Food

Food Standards Agency (FSA) Making healthy food choice The Food Standards Agency in Northern Ireland (FSANI) has produced The Survival Guide to Food for 6th form students, to help equip them with the skills to eat well and be well when they leave home for ...

What's on a label?

safefood and the Food Standards Agency (FSA) Food labelling content "Whats on a label?" has been developed jointly by safe food and the Food Standards Agency in Northern Ireland. It is endorsed by the Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and ...

Physical Education in Schools- Results of an Electronic School Survey (Stage 1)

Department of Education Northern Ireland (DENI) Education and training Physical Education (PE) is a compulsory part of the revised curriculum for all pupils from age 4 to16. The Department of Education has encouraged schools to give pupils at least two ho ...

Walk to School Day

Department for Regional Development (DRD) Travelwise NI DRD Travelwise NI launched the Walk to School Week. The Department for Regional Development Travelwise NI's Walk to School Week, which is supported by Airtricity, encourages more people to consi ...

Active School Travel Programme

Department for Regional Development (DRD) and the Public Health Agency (PHA) Sustainable transport The Active School Travel Initiative is funded by the Department for Regional Development and the Public Health Agency and will deliver a programme of cyclin ...

Belfast Healthy Hearts Programme

Belfast Partnership Boards and the Public Health Agency (PHA) Cardiovascular health 'Healthy Hearts in the West’ is one of the Belfast Healthy Hearts Programmes funded by the Public Health Agency. It is a Cardiovascular Strategy for West Belfast and ...

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