Policy - THE MULTISECTORAL NATIONAL ACTION PLAN FOR THE PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF NONCOMMUNICABLE DISEASES

Date:
2015
End date:
2020
Published by:
Royal Government of Bhutan
Published year:
July 2015
Is the policy document adopted?:
Yes
Type of policy:
NCD policy, strategy or plan with healthy diet components

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Goals
Goals, objectives or targets related to nutrition: 

Action area: 2.3. Promote a healthy diet

Develop and implement a national salt reduction strategy

Obligate appropriate industries, importers and retailers to reduce amount of salt and sugar in their products through appropriate policies and legislation (based on the national salt reduction strategy)

Develop regulations and fiscal policies such as taxes and subsidies to promote consumption of fruits and vegetables and discourage consumption of unhealthy food options.

Carry out public campaigns through mass media and social media to inform consumers about a healthy diet high in fruit and vegetables and low in saturated fat, sugar and salt

Establish and promote guidelines that support exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life, continued breast feeding until two years and beyond, and timely complementary feeding.

Establish guidelines for nutritional labeling for all prepackaged foods with the input from relevant stakeholders 

Develop national guidelines for school feeding based on the Bhutan 2011 Food Based Dietary Guidelines aimed at improving the diet of schoolaged children.

 

Target Areas

Relative reduction in risk of premature mortality from cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes, or chronic respiratory diseases

2025 target – 25%

 

Relative reduction in mean population intake of salt/sodium

2020 target – 15%

2025 target – 30%

 

Relative reduction in prevalence of raised blood pressure

2020 target- 10%

2025 target – 25%

 

Halt the rise in obesity and diabetes

2025 target – 0% of rise

 

Reference: 

WHO NCD Repository 

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