By 2015, establish a multi-sectoral working group to address overall nutrition improvement activities in Palau.
-Convene a meeting of the UAK nutrition working group/Tabesul Blengur for initial planning
-Engage other partners/potential members
-Determine operating procedures/Develop action plan for establishing coalition
-Formalize Nutrition Working Group
By 2020, reduce salt intake by 30%.
-Establish credible baseline data on current sodium intake in Palau. Ensure salt intake indicators are included in surveillance instruments for risk factor surveys.
-Surveys of the salt content in foods; population based surveys for intake; stakeholder views, current practices
-Educate the public to reinforce awareness on the dangers of high sodium consumption, and healthy alternatives to reduce consumption.
-Establish and disseminate Palau Food Guidelines; use “nutrition facts” format; education outreach; social marketing on local foods, health curriculum.
-Pursue a nationwide school policy that mandates the provision of healthy meals in all public and private schools
-Advocacy and education; ensure “passable bill”; training and capacity building
- Legislate taxes on imported food products high in sodium, fat and sugar.
-Strong advocacy and education; ensure “passable bill”
-Offer alternatives – more healthy options in stores, restaurants; subsidies on health food
- Increase the number of food vendors (stores, restaurants) that sell healthier meals/food items.
- Support legislation for English language nutrition labels on imported foods and English or Palauan language ingredients list for locally produced food products.