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Food-based dietary guidelines for Barbados

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    Development of National Food-Based Dietary Guidelines for Botswana - TCP/BOT/3703 2022
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    African countries are undergoing a nutrition transition marked by changes in food consumption patterns and sub optimal diets Globalization, urbanization and changes in food supply and lifestyle have resulted in a shift in dietary habits, a loss of dietary diversity and the disappearance of traditional food cultures These changes, coupled with the increased availability and marketing of products of low nutritional value, highlight the need for consistent, simple and practical dietary guidance to enable populations to select healthy diets, to prevent disease and to guide countries in food, health and agriculture policy development A lack of awareness of nutrition and a limited ability to make healthy food choices are among the factors leading to a lack of dietary diversity The existence of both under nutrition and over nutrition, and the associated non communicable diseases ( indicate a need to inform the population of Botswana about healthy eating and healthy life styles In Botswana, the prevalence of stunting among children under the age of five was 25 9 percent in 2007 In 2006 15 2 percent of children under the age of five were obese In 2016 18 8 percent of adults in Botswana were overweight, and 11 8 percent were obese.
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    Technical Support for National Food-Based Dietary Guidelines in Fiji, Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu - TCP/SAP/3708 2022
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    Pacific Island Countries ( face a serious burden of malnutrition, including acute and/or chronic undernutrition, micronutrient deficiencies, obesity, overweight, and diet related non communicable diseases ( Diet is one of the single most important contributors to malnutrition, which is influenced by many complex and multilayered causes, such as personal preferences, culture, religion, the environment, economics, availability of foods Food Based Dietary Guidelines ( provide context specific guidance on how to make nutritionally balanced food and beverage choices prepared in a safe and hygienic way available for the general population and for vulnerable subpopulations, including pregnant and lactating women and infants and young children The Pacific regional FBDGs, which were prepared by The Pacific Community ( in 2002 are used by PICs to provide guidance on healthy food consumption and meals Subsequently, the SPC published new Pacific guidelines for healthy living in 2018 to replace the 2002 Pacific FBDGs.
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    Developing Food-basedDietary Guidelines
    A Manual from the English-speaking Caribbean
    2007
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    Food-based dietary guidelines (FBDGs) provide practical advice about ways to improve diets and health in a manner that is easy for the public to understand. This manual explains a 10-step process for developing FBDGs that can be used in most countries. By following this process, nutritionists and others can create FBDGs that are well-adapted to national needs and based on nutrition science and communication expertise. A multidisciplinary approach enables governments to assess the country’s nutrition problems and to set realistic priorities for improving diets. Technical recommendations are transformed into simple messages the average person can follow. Nutritionists learn to develop strategies for communicating dietary information to the public. This manual is based on the experiences of four Caribbean countries in developing national FBDGs to promote healthy diets and to prevent obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.

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