These programmes and actions were reported by countries for the 2nd WHO Global Nutrition Policy Review 2016-2017 module on actions related to healthy diets, overweight and diet-related NCDs. More actions and programmes reported can be accessed through the country page.
The information has been retrieved from the FAO Food-based dietary guidelines website at http://www.fao.org/nutrition/education/food-dietary-guidelines/home/en/
These FBDGs were also reported to the WHO (2018) Global Nutrition Policy Review. Country progress in creating enabling policy environments for promoting healthy diets and nutrition http://www.who.int/nutrition/publications/policies/global_nut_policyrevi...
The Global Nutrition Policy Review 2016–2017 is the report of the second comprehensive analysis of nutrition-related policy environment, coordination mechanisms, available capacities and actions being taken in 176 Member States (91%) and one area which responded to the survey carried out between July 2016 and December 2017.
The Dominican Republic uses a mortar as its food guide. Mortars are found in every Dominican kitchen and are a symbol of the country’s cuisine. The mortar includes images of different food groups and water. Under the mortar there is a chopping board with images promoting breastfeeding and complementary feeding. In the background are images of physical activity, hand washing and a family learning together.
Publishing institution: Despacho de la Primera Dama(Office of the First Lady) and the Ministry of Public Health
PDF available at the FAO website at
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