Decision details

Healthy Families Offer

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Health and Communities

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To update cabinet member on our Healthy Families offer and to seek approval for a pilot of Child's Choice.


The Cabinet Member


1) Note the development of the Healthy Families programme in Derbyshire.

2) Approved the pilot of Childs Choice and the awarding of grants.

3) Authorised the Director of Public Health to make any decisions to modify the eligibility for Childs Choice as part of the pilot programme.


Reasons for the decision:

To support the implementation of the Derby and Derbyshire joint Childhood Obesity Strategy by providing evidence-based services for supporting overweight and obese children and their parents/carers.


Alternative options considered:

Do not approve the delivery of the Childs Choice pilot programme.  This was not recommended.  Whilst the causes of obesity were complex the principal causes were poor diet and being inactive.  The Childs Choice pilot programme would enable us to try a different approach to encouraging children to become more active, whilst the child’s parents would benefit from a wealth of advice from attending the HENRY Healthy Families Growing Up programme on healthy eating etc.

Publication date: 03/04/2023

Date of decision: 03/04/2023

Effective from: 11/04/2023

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