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Food Based Dietary Guidelines for Jamaica

Objectives:

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

Scope:

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.