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Eating Well

Population Outcome: People in Suffolk and North East Essex Eat Well

A healthy diet has many benefits, including building strong bones, protecting the heart, preventing disease, and boosting mood. A well-balanced diet that is rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and low-fat dairy, can provide the energy needed to keep active throughout the day, and the nutrients needed for growth and repair, to help us stay strong and healthy

Indicators

Barometer Measure

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Nutrition Data - Fruit & Vegetables

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The Story Behind the Outcome

Lived Experience

Reports

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Written Quotes

Poor access to healthy food

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Published Evidence

Poor diet and Health Inequalities

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Food Poverty and Insecurity

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Further Reading

Our Ambition

What we know matters to people and why

What matters?Why?
I am healthier though eating wellEating well helps my growth and development, improves my physical and mental health, and helps resistance to infection.
I know which foods and meals are healthierGuidance is tailored to my dietary needs and preferences means I can make informed choices on eating well.

Advice and guidance on cooking healthy foods widens my options to eat well.
I have access to healthy foodReducing reliance on unhealthy food, and improving access to affordable healthy food, enables me and my family to eat
I am treated as an individualUnderstanding the practical, social, economic and emotional barriers to healthy eating means that advice and support to be eat well is better tailored to my needs.

A non-judgemental attitude means I am not stigmatised or feel blamed if I face barriers in eating well.

How will things be different in Suffolk and North East Essex

We will co-produce information for people and families on healthy eating for diverse cultures, meat- and plant-based diets, and those with nutritional needs.We will support ways to improve access to healthy food in particular in deprived and rural communities. Encourage opportunities to grow food, to enable access to healthier food and enable people to be active.
We will ensure all children entitled to free school meals take up their entitlement and prevent school holiday hunger.

Case Studies – how we are making progress across Suffolk & North East Essex

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Relevant plans and strategies

ICS

NHS Suffolk and North East Essex Integrated Care Board
Joint Forward Plan
Be Well

Last Updated on 10 January 2024

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