The following is a brief description of the programmes and projects in support of these objectives:
a) Promoting Healthy Lifestyles through early screening for diabetes and hypertension, disseminating promotional material on proper diet and exercise regimes, training of health professionals in the management of chronic diseases. Legislation and regulations will be reviewed and developed to ensure that consumers can make healthy choices. Incentives will be established for employers who provide facilities and opportunities for diet and weight management programmes. Physical Education, with the provision of the relevant resources will be made compulsory in all schools.
b) Preventing and Controlling of Micronutrient Deficiencies through screening of women of child bearing age for iron status, conducting research on factors affecting anaemia, conducting breastfeeding and complementary feeding campaigns, increasing iron and folate supplementation to pregnant and lactating women and promoting compliance, conducting periodic tests on levels of iron-fortification of flour and promoting the use of iron-rich foods.
c) Protecting Consumers Through Improved Food Quality and Safety by developing and promoting reporting systems for foodborne illnesses; testing of foods for microbial content and other harmful products; increasing inspections of food establishments and adopting landfill system of garbage disposal throughout the State.
d) Caring for the Socially Vulnerable Groups through conducting management audit of institutions, conducting training for caregivers in nutritional care, enacting legislation to protect social sector personnel and establishing standards for registration and management of senior citizens homes.
e) Improving Household Food Security by the promotion of domestic production of a wide array of foods through appropriate incentives, mounting of fairs and exhibitions annually, encouraging the establishment of a Consumer Association, publishing weekly nutrient-cost analysis reports, re-negotiating Common External Tariffs with Caricom and conducting research on the components of the retail price of basic food items.
f) Strengthening of the Food and Nutrition Surveillance System through identification of critical indicators, conducting training and preparing and distributing surveillance bulletins based on analyzed data.
g) Incorporating Nutrition Objectives into the National Development Plan and Sectoral Plans through holding of quarterly intersectoral meetings, reviewing policies and plans annually, documentation of policies and plans of action and advocating incorporation into national development plans.
The programmes and projects contained in the National Plan of Action on Nutrition (NPAN) would be implemented by the various sectors and all the food and nutrition-related activities would be monitored and coordinated by the Grenada Food and Nutrition Council (GFNC).