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Food Based Dietary Guidelines for Jamaica


These guidelines aim to promote healthy behaviors and practices that will help the population aged two years and older to make healthy food choices.


The guidelines include 8 key messages for healthy eating and physical activity, namely:

  1. Eat a variety of foods from all the food groups daily;
  2. Eat a variety of fruits daily;
  3. Eat a variety of vegetables daily;
  4. Include peas, beans and nuts in your daily meals;
  5. Reduce intake of salty and processed foods;
  6. Reduce intake of fats and oils;
  7. Reduce intake of sugary foods and drinks;
  8. Make physical activity a part of your daily routine.