Healthy Eating and Active Living Programme

 	 fruitThe Healthy Eating and Active Living Policy Priority Programme was established in late 2016 with a remit to:

Mobilise the health services to improve health and wellbeing by increasing the levels of physical activity, healthy diet and healthier weight across services users, staff and the population as a whole, with a focus on families and children

The National Policy Priority Programme Team work to co-ordinate and lead activity across the health services to ensure implementation of two policies:

  • A Healthy Weight for Ireland: Obesity Policy and Action Plan 2016 – 2025

  • Get Ireland Active!  The National Physical Activity Plan for Ireland

The objectives of the Programme are to increase the percentage of people in Ireland who are

  • physically active on a regular basis
  • eating a healthier diet by
      • increased consumption of fruit and vegetables
      • reduced consumption of foods high in fat, salt and sugar
      • achieving and maintaining a healthier weight

Mobilise the health services to improve health and wellbeing by increasing the levels of physical activity, healthy diet and healthier weight across services users, staff and the population as a whole, with a focus on families and children.

(see related files below for policy documents)


Structure and Governance

 The Programme consists of

  • Programme Team
  • National Implementation Group

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The Healthy Eating and Active Living National Implementation Plan 2017-2019 is being developed by the Programme Team and the National Implementation Group and will set out the strategic priorities and actions for the next three years.  The Programme will work with the Community Healthcare Organisations, Hospital Groups and funded agencies to deliver priority actions.


The Programme Team

The Healthy Eating and Active Living Programme is managed on a day to day basis by a small core team as part of the Health and Wellbeing Division of the HSE.

  • Sarah O’Brien, National Lead
  • Celine Croarkin, Project Manager
  • Agatha Lawless, Project Manager
  • Willie Conlon, Programme Administrator

Postal Address

Healthy Eating and Active Living Programme
4th Floor
King's Inns House
200 Parnell Street
Dublin D01 A3Y8    

Contact e-Mail: healthyeating.activeliving@hse.ie