The early years are a crucial time for children’s development. One in five children are already overweight or obese before they start school and only one in ten children aged two to four meets the UK Chief Medical Officers’ physical activity guidelines for this age group. This section outlines the ways in which Active Essex provides opportunities for parents and children to achieve a more active daily life.

Bike to School Week, Healthy Eating and Child Safety

An important message for Essex schools from our Public Health and Healthy Schools Team Subject: Bike to School Week, Healthy Eating and Child Safety Date: June 2019 Issue: No. 6 The Essex Child and Family Wellbeing Service (ECFWS) supports children, families, schools and communities to… Read more »


Childhood Obesity Strategy

This is the government’s plan for action to significantly reduce childhood obesity in the next 10 years by supporting healthier choices, such as; reducing the amount of sugar in food and drink and changing the approach to primary school children by aiding them in eating…


Physical Literacy Framework

This is the framework for Primary Schools to aid in their pupils development of physical literacy.


Small Grants Big Impact Report

Last year saw our Small Grants for education have a great impact on schools and pupils across the county. Please see our Big Impact impact report for more details.