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National Operational Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Obesity in Children and Adolescents in Jamaica (2016-2020)

Objectives:

The National Operational Plan of Action seeks to operationalize the obesity prevention activities of the National Strategic and Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs).

Scope:

The National Operational Plan of Action outlines six lines of action with strategies to address childhood obesity, diet and physical activity-related risk factors and country capacity, namely:

  • Obesity prevention and control in primary health care services.
  • Protection, promotion and support of breastfeeding.
  • School-based interventions.
  • Fiscal policies and regulation of food marketing and labeling.
  • Physical activity and health promotion.
  • Surveillance, research and evaluation