We have undertaken an Equality Health Impact Assessment (EHIA) against the Move More, Eat Well Plan.

To read a summary of our assessment, download our EHIA summary below.

Download the summary


Progress Report 2020 – 2021

Our Progress Report 2020-2021 is highlighting some of the work that has been undertaken to encourage and support individuals and organisations across Cardiff and the Vale to move more and eat well.

To read more about the progress made, between July 2020 and March 2021, and to see a snapshot of the work our partners have been conducting, view and download the report by clicking the link below.

Download the report


These are just examples of some of the work already underway.

Every year, reception year school children are weighed and measured as a part of the national child measurement programme. During 2017/18, 77.4 per cent of these children (aged 4 to 5) were a healthy weight, the best in Wales.

We are not starting this programme of work from scratch, as much is already underway. In Cardiff, the Planning for Health Supplementary Planning Guidance has already been adopted, and is ensuring that the environments where we live and work are healthy within the Cardiff area.

We launched a Healthy Travel Charter in Cardiff in April and in Vale of Glamorgan in October 2019. This means employers will be supporting their staff to use healthy travel to and from work. Charters for the business and third sector are also being developed.

In both of our major hospitals, we sell at least 75% of food which is healthy for our staff and visitors. There are also outdoor gyms on both sites.

Making Every Contact Count training has been delivered to over 2,200 people across Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan.

Both Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan are early adopters of the Hands Up school travel survey. Many schools also participate in the Daily Mile or similar.

During the school Summer holidays, the School Holiday Enrichment Programme runs in Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan, and ensures that children receive nutritious food and physical activity during this period.

These are just examples of some of the work already underway. However, we still have much to do.


We commit to meaningful engagement with people through the life of this plan.

We have engaged many people on this Move More, Eat Well Plan, but this is just the start.

On the 12 and 13 March 2019 we held two engagement events in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan respectively. There were over 120 people in attendance over the 2 days. During the events we asked people what they could do, what others could do, and what we could do together to move more and to eat well.

We held a joint Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan Public Services Board workshop on 22 May 2019, with a view to prioritising our actions together. We created 10 priority areas which we will deliver over time.

We have engaged with many organisations on the actions of this plan and what matters to them. We commit to meaningful engagement with people through the life of this plan, and we will develop a communications and engagement plan for this purpose.