Healthier Place, Healthier Future (HPHF) is one of five Childhood Obesity Trailblazer programmes funded by the Department of Health and Social Care and delivered by the Local Government Association.
The Childhood Obesity Trailblazer Programme was set out in the Childhood Obesity Plan: Chapter 2 and is designed to give local authorities the power and support to test existing levers within their control and to identify opportunities to support healthy weight and reduce levels of childhood obesity
Food Active were commissioned by Pennine Lancashire Consortium of Local Authorities to support the intense 12-week discovery phase in early 2019 which saw 13 local authorities working to make the final five. Since October 2019 Food Active have been supporting Pennine Lancashire’s Healthier Place Healthier Future programme working closely with colleagues across the footprint. The Pennine Lancashire consortium comprises 7 local authorities, including one unitary, one upper tier and five district councils.

Taking both a top-down and bottom-up approach, HPHF is working with system leaders to engage and inspire action to support healthy weight and more broadly the health and wellbeing agenda; with food businesses to encourage a healthier offer and to provide business support in return; with planning authorities to support a healthier place by aligning policy across the districts and working with the system to use planning to support public health; and with the community to make sure what we are doing meets the needs of our Pennine Lancashire residents, giving them the opportunity to drive change and push for a healthier, accessible and affordable food environment.

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