Policy - Food and Nutrition Security Policy

Published by:
Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries and Ministry of Health
Published year:
Is the policy document adopted?:
Adopted year:
Adopted by:
Cabinet and Parliament
Type of policy:
Comprehensive national nutrition policy, strategy or plan


Goals, objectives or targets related to nutrition: 

The Policy will seek to: 

 Ensure that a sufficient quantity of nutritious food of appropriate quality is available to all people in Jamaica, through increased domestic production and a sustainable level of imports (Food Availability). 

 Ensure that all individuals in Jamaica have access to adequate resources to acquire appropriate foods for a nutritious diet (Food Access). 

 Ensure that all individuals in Jamaica reach a state of nutritional well-being through food choices and consumption that reflect Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs) (Food Utilization). 

 Ensure that all people in Jamaica have access to adequate, safe and nutritious food at all times, are not at risk of losing access to it due to shocks, and consume/utilize foods that reflect physiological needs (Stability of Food Supply). 


WHO 2nd Global Nutrition Policy ReviewACKNOWLEDGEMENT: Document retrieved from FAOLEX - legislative database of the FAO Legal Office. http://faolex.fao.org

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