Policy - Health Behaviors, Prevention and Treatment of Obesity

Date:
2011
End year:
2020
Published by:
Ministry of Health
Published year:
2011
Is the policy document adopted?:
No / No information
Adopted year:
2016
Adopted by:
Ministry of health
Type of policy:
Comprehensive national nutrition policy, strategy or plan

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Goals
Goals, objectives or targets related to nutrition: 

Prevention and Treatment of Obesity

Outcome objectives

1. Reduce the proportion of adults 18 years and older who are considered obese by 11.2%.

2. Reduce the proportion of adults 18 years and older in the Jewish population who are considered obese by 10%.

3. Reduce the proportion of adults 18 years and older in the Arab population who are considered obese by 15%.

4. Increase the proportion of adults 18 years and older who are at a healthy weight by 10%.

5. Reduce the proportion of children and adolescents who are considered obese by 10%.

 

Developmental objectives

1. Measuring the waist circumference of all adults.

2. Conducting surveys, including anthropometric measurements (e.g height and weight) on a regular basis (at least once every five years for all age groups).

3. Assessment of the contribution of advanced nutritional labeling strategies in helping consumers choose healthful food.

 

Healthful Nutrition

Key objectives

Year 2020 targets were set by defining ambitious but achievable targets as per international best practice. Nutrients for which less than 75% of the population meet the EAR (Estimated Average Requirement) are listed.

 

Target values (%) by year 2020:

Fruits & Vegetables: 50% consuming 3 vegetables and 2 fruits per day

Calcium: 50% meeting EAR

Magnesium: 97% meeting EAR

Potassium: 50% meeting EAR

Zinc: 97% meeting EAR

Iron: 97% meeting EAR

Vitamin A: 97% meeting EAR

Vitamin B1: 75% meeting EAR

Vitamin B2: 97% meeting EAR

Vitamin B3: 97% meeting EAR

Vitamin B6: 97% meeting EAR

Folic acid: 97% meeting EAR

Vitamin B12: 97% meeting EAR

Vitamin C: 97% meeting EAR

 

Reference: 

WHO 2nd Global Nutrition Policy Review 2016-2017

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