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National School Nutrition Policy

Objectives:

The National School Nutrition Policy of Barbados seeks to create healthy school environments that enhance student learning and are conducive to the development of healthy lifelong eating and activity behaviors through a multisectoral and integrated approach.

Scope:

The National School Nutrition Policy of Barbados is applicable to all public and private schools and educational institutions from preschool to tertiary level and covers six broad thematic areas for action namely:

  • Food services environment
  • School curriculum
  • Physical activity environment
  • School health and nutrition services
  • Health promotion for the school community
  • School recognition

It also includes measures relating to food service and marketing in the school environment.