Starting life well with daily active habits from birth, at home and in school.

From the outset, children are affected by family habits and the home environment. This year, the Chief Medical Officer introduced new guidelines for pregnant women, relating to physical activity. The guidelines are designed to provide practical help about the types of activities that are safe to do during pregnancy.

“Participating in safe, responsible and appropriate physical activity whilst pregnant can have many health benefits. Research shows that taking regular physical exercise during pregnancy can boost the immune system, help to prevent health risks such as Type 2 diabetes in addition to improving mental health and wellbeing.

Childhood obesity and excess weight are significant health issues for individual children, their families, and public health. It can have serious implications for the physical and mental health of a child, which can then follow on into adulthood. The numbers of children who continue to have an unhealthy, and potentially dangerous, weight, is a national public health concern

Figures in 2013 show that half of the seven-year-olds are not meeting the recommended 60 minutes of daily physical activity highlighted in the Chief Medical Officer’s guidelines for children. Alarmingly the same report demonstrated a decline in physical activity in children starting at age of 7.

Active School/Nursery Charter
  • Introduce and promote a charter within schools/nurseries/early years services
Creation of Teacher/parent/pre and antenatal activators
  • Building capability within schools/nurseries/early years services to promote MOVEment in the environment, through training and materials
Active Advisory Service
  • Cohesive brokerage service to work with schools/ nurseries to plan and connect to support service (eg sustainable travel, physical activity providers etc)
Daily Mile
  • Daily Mile or equivalent introduced into all Cheshire & Warrington schools and pre-schools



Active Cheshire are changing lives in Cheshire and Warrington.  Your donation can help us to get more people active.

The result is a happier, healthier, more productive community that lives longer.  Help us to fund vital projects across the region, to tackle inactivity and embed physical activity into all aspects of everyday life.